Manaki to honor Mosfilm boss

Shakhnazarov to receive Golden Camera 300

MOSCOW — The head of Russia’s top moviemaking complex, Mosfilm Studios, is to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at Macedonia’s 29th International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers, which opens next week.

Karen Shakhnazarov, one of Russia’s top directors who has headed Mosfilm since 1998, will receive a special Golden Camera 300 award at the festival, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 3 in Skopje and Bitola, fest organizers said Thursday.

Shakhnazarov, 56, has a career stretching back to the mid-1970s; his latest film “The Vanished Empire” — which he directed and produced — will be screened at the festival in his honor.

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