Special Features - The Andrei Konchalovsky Retrospective

Paul Risker on the year-long international celebration of the distinguished Russian film director Andrei Konchalovsky...

A retrospective of a distinguished Russian director may not be the first thing to come to mind if one is to stop and reflect on the year was 2012. Marvel’s The Avengers was a barnstorming success, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises concluded a trilogy to rival all trilogies. Bond in its 50th anniversary year hit back strong; delivering for some what may just be the best of the series so far with Skyfall. Meanwhile, Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix made a welcome return in The Master. 2012 also saw the conclusion of The Twilight Saga, Ben Affleck confirmed his status as a serious directorial talent with Argo, and and Peter Jackson took us back to Middle-earth with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

In what was for the most part a year of moments,

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