Alexander Rodnyansky
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AR Films


Founder / Chairman

The Ukranian and Russian Rodnyansky has produced genre blockbusters, critically acclaimed arthouse films and TV series. Credits include action movie “Stalingrad,” one of Russia’s highest-grossing movies; Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan,” Cannes 2014 best script winner, Globe winner and Oscar nominee; and Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless,” Cannes’ 2017 Jury Prize winner and Oscar nominee. Rodnyansky, who has backed Hollywood movies such as “Cloud Atlas,” recently launched AR Content to seek out print works that translate well for a global film audience, such as “Debriefing the President,” about the interrogation of Saddam Hussein. Rodnyansky is also producing “Closeness,” the first feature from rising Russian director Kantemir Balagov.




  • Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema & Television (Ukraine)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Russian Producer of Cannes Contender 'Loveless' on Kremlin Hostility, Patriotism, Piracy, Trump

Russian Producer of Cannes Contender 'Loveless' on Kremlin Hostility, Patriotism, Piracy, Trump

Alexander Rodnyansky, the producer of Russian drama "Loveless," which is a frontrunner in Cannes competition, financed Andrey Zvyagintsev’s film without any funds from the Russian government. He tells Variety why he made the decision to use only private finance, prompted by the hostility shown by Vladimir Putin’s regime toward Zvyagintsev’s Oscar-nominated “Leviathan,” also produced by Rodnyansky. He also reveals that their next movie together may be in English and set in the Middle East.“After the uproar that ‘Leviathan’ caused [in...


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