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AP-APTN-0930: Japan Russia Wednesday, 4 July 2012 STORY:Japan Russia- Japanese cabinet minister reacts to Medvedev visit to disputed islands LENGTH: 01:05 FIRST RUN: 0330 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Japanese/Nats SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 748519 DATELINE: Tokyo - 4 July 2012 LENGTH: 01:05 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide of Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, Osamu Fujimura, walking to podium 2. Cutaway of reporters 3. SOUNDBITE:(Japanese) Osamu Fujimura, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary: "Prime Minister Medvedev's visit to Kunashiri Island this time runs counter to Japan's position on the four Northern islands, and it is extremely regrettable. It pours cold water on the efforts to create a positive environment between Japan and Russia. This is our view." 4. Wide of news conference 5. SOUNDBITE:(Japanese) Osamu Fujimura, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary: "Fundamental problems relating to the Northern Territories must be solved in order to avoid such visits in the future. For that, we are at a point in time where we need to tirelessly negotiate and solve the problem of the attribution of the islands, based on trust between the leaders of Japan and Russia." 6. Wide of news conference STORYLINE: Japan's top government spokesman Osamu Fujimura on Wednesday criticised Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's visit to the disputed Kuril Islands. Medvedev travelled on Tuesday to one of the four disputed islands, which are claimed by both Russia and Japan, and promised increased investment in the region. Speaking to reporters at a news conference on Wednesday, Fujimura said the visit was "extremely regrettable" and "runs counter to Japan's position". "It pours cold water on the efforts to create a positive environment between Japan and Russia," Fujimura said. Fujimura added that negotiations should continue between the two countries "based on trust between the leaders of Japan and Russia". In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Medvedev was visiting a part of Russian territory. He also said that their Japanese neighbours were aware of Moscow's policies in regard to the disputed islands. During his trip to the Sakhalin region, Medvedev said that Russia needed the Far Eastern territories, not just to oppose its enemies but also to attract investment. Medvedev pledged to allocate more government funding for the construction of fisheries and roads on the islands. Russia captured the Southern Kurils chain, that lie some 7,100 kilometres (4,400 miles) from Moscow, in 1945, but Japan still claims it as its own. The dispute for nearly seven decades has prevented Moscow and Tokyo from signing a peace treaty to formally end their hostilities. Surrounded by rich fishing waters, the islands are believed to have offshore hydrocarbon reserves, gold and silver deposits. After the 1991 Soviet collapse, the island chain suffered neglect and its population has plummeted. Many remaining residents took up poaching of fish and crustaceans that are then sold illegally to Japan, South Korea and China. Japan claims the Soviet troops took control of the islands illegally and has consistently called for their return as a precondition for fully improved ties. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 07-04-12 0546EDT
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Visit to Moscow of Chinese government leaders, USSR, 1945
Visit to Moscow of Chinese government leaders. Moscow central aerodrome, arrival of Molotov, meets with the American Ambassador Harriman, w/ the British Ambassador Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, handshakes. Ground to air plane. The President of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (Premier) Sung Tzu-wen (Song Ziwen) alights from plane, followed by other Chinese government leaders including the Foreign Minister. Handshakes with Molotov, Lazovsky (Lazovski, Lozovsky ?).
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Signature of the Soviet Chinese agreements, USSR, 1945
Signature of the Soviet-Chinese agreements w/ Molotov, Stalin, at the Kremlin, Moscow. Signature by Molotov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Chen Sien (?). Stalin. Mr Sien Zhu De (?) Chairman of the Executive of the Republic of China. Handshakes.
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NAME: RUS ANNIV 090504Nx TAPE: EF04/0489 IN_TIME: 10:22:16:14 DURATION: 00:02:20:02 SOURCES: RTR DATELINE: Moscow, 9 May 2004 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot Red Square 2. Mid shot soldiers carrying Victory flag 3. Wide shot military orchestra 4. Mid shot Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov drives past military 5. Wide shot same 6. Wide shot veterans 7. Wide shot Putin delivers speech 8. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Putin, Russian President: "I am greeting all of those who in 1945 brought victory to each and every home, who saved their motherland and defended the independence of other countries, who gave the world life, peace and freedom." 9. Wide shot Red Square, military signing Russian anthem 10. Wide shot soldiers signing Russian anthem 11. Wide shot Russian flag 12. Military marching on Red Square 13. Military marching on Red Square 14. Wide shot Red Square 15. Mid shot Putin, Ivanov 16. Military marching on Red Square 17. Close up military marching 18. Wide shot military marching 19. Guests watching parade 20. Red Square 21. Military orchestra 22. Wide shot military orchestra STORYLINE: Russians celebrated the 59th anniversary of Nazi Germany''s defeat on Sunday with parades, gala concerts and 30-gun salutes overseen by legions of aging World War II veterans. Thousands of soldiers, veterans and other dignitaries gathered under overcast skies in Moscow, awaiting the start of the traditional Victory Day parade over the cobblestones of Red Square. More than 5,000 elite servicemen in crisp uniforms were scheduled to participate, marching in lockstep past President Vladimir Putin. Veterans, their chests covered in medals, poured into the capital for the ceremony. The May 9 Victory Day holiday continues to resonate here, a country that emerged devastated but triumphant from what Russians call the Great Patriotic War. The Soviet Union lost an estimated 27 million people in the war. On the eve of the celebrations, Russia''s Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov saluted Russia''s military and declared it as important today as it was 59 years ago. He said it was the lone guarantor of Russia''s security and its ability to meet its foreign policy goals. Parades were planned across Russia, and the Defense Ministry ordered 30-gun salutes to be fired in 15 cities at 10 p.m. local time in this nation of 11 time zones.
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Moscow Foreign Ministers Conference from December 16 to December 26 : meeting of ministers of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, the USA and United Kingdom. Molotov, Vyshinsky, Malik, the American Secretary of State James Byrnes, Ambassador Averell Harriman, British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, the British Ambassador Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, and others. Soundtrack partly missing. Foreign Ministers leave the room after having signed the Soviet-Anglo-American communique.
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AP-APTN-2330: Russia Japan Saturday, 28 July 2012 STORY:Russia Japan- 4:3 Foreign ministers of Russia and Japan meet LENGTH: 00:35 FIRST RUN: 2030 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Russia TYPE: Natsound SOURCE: RU-RTR STORY NUMBER: 852266 DATELINE: Sochi - 28 July 2012 LENGTH: 00:35 SHOTLIST: ++AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 1. Wide of Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, and Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba shaking hands in front of cameras 2. Mid of meeting between Russian and Japanese delegations 3. Mid of Gemba during meeting 4. Wide of Lavrov and Russian officials during meeting 5. Mid of Lavrov 6. Cutaway of reporters 7. Wide of Gemba and Lavrov at news conference after meeting STORYLINE: Russia and Japan agreed on Saturday to hold frequent, high-level negotiations with the aim of settling a long-standing territorial dispute - although they remain far apart on how to achieve it. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi. The territorial dispute involves Japan's claim to four Russian-held islands, Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan and the Habomai islet group, located off Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost main island. Lavrov and Gemba recognised that settling the territorial dispute is essential to boost cooperation between the two countries. The dispute has kept Russia and Japan from concluding a post-war peace treaty. The islands, known as the Northern Territories in Japan and as the Southern Kurils in Russia, were seized by the Soviet Union following Japan's surrender in World War II in 1945. Lavrov and Gemba also discussed the situation in Syria, as the country's government launched an offensive to retake rebel-held neighbourhoods in the nation's commercial hub of Aleppo. Lavrov on Saturday called the bloodshed in Aleppo a tragedy, but asked what else could the government do against the rebellion. Russia has been a key source of support for Syria, although Moscow officials in recent months have said they are simply taking a more even-handed approach while the West offers support to the rebels. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 07-28-12 1956EDT
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Trials of war criminals in Germany after World War Two. Belsen local trial.
"The Guilty." Animation depicts person being hanged. View of an angry crowd on a road. People beat war criminals and collaborationists. Mob of Italian partisans in Italy raising dead bodies of Mussolini and others up to hang from their heels in public after their execution. Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov and British Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden signing the Moscow Declaration in November, 1943. The declaration is signed to preserve the authority of law in Europe and to ensure fair and orderly trials for war criminals. Next scene shows Allied soldiers at a liberated Concentration Camp near the end of World War 2 in Europe. Military jeeps in the background. Officals tour the concentration camp. Man opens a creamatorium oven, revealing bones of a corpse inside. Pile of dead victims of a concentration camp. Elevated view of a room full of documents that are in review for war trials. Officials search documents to identify war criminal suspects. Nazi officers and officials who commited suicide are shown, including a German admiral, the body of Heinrich Himmler, and the bodies of the Mayor of Leipzig and his wife. War criminals being summoned for the various war crime trials. Scenes from the Belsen Trial in September 1945, held in a Lüneburg gymnasium, to decide the fate of German guards and SS officials from the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. A defendant being brought to trial on a stretcher. Soldiers guard the court room. View of defendants including many women SS-Gefolge members. German Commandant Josef Kramer during his trial, and German doctor Fritz Klein beside him. The court trial underway for the war criminals. Guilty war criminal brought to the gallows to be hanged, black cover placed over his head and he is hanged. View of dead bodies of concentration camp victims. View of a crowd amassed at a hanging execution of several German officers, possibly in the Soviet Union. Location: European Theater. Date: 1945.
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AP-APTN-2330: Switzerland Annan Saturday, 30 June 2012 STORY:Switzerland Annan- Annan says all parties must desist from Syria violence LENGTH: 01:16 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nats SOURCE: UNTV STORY NUMBER: 748109 DATELINE: Geneva - 30 June 2012 LENGTH: 01:16 SHOTLIST ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 1. Mid of international envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan (left of screen), and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at conference on Syria 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kofi Annan, UN-Arab League Special Envoy for Syria: "All parties must recommit to a sustained cessation of armed violence and implementation of the six-point plan immediately and without waiting for the actions of others. The government and the armed opposition groups must cooperate with UNSMIS (United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria); that is the UN monitors on the ground." 3. Wide of conference 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kofi Annan, UN-Arab League Special Envoy for Syria: "There must be a commitment to accountability and national reconciliation. It is for the people of Syria to come to a political agreement, but time is running out. We need rapid steps to reach agreement. The conflict must be resolved through peaceful dialogue and negotiations alone. Conditions conducive to a political settlement must now be put in place." 5. Wide of officials clapping, UPSOUND: applause 6. Mid (from left to right) of US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at conference on Syria STORYLINE UN-Arab League Special Envoy for Syria, Kofi Annan, on Saturday urged all parties in Syria to desist from violence and to implement a United Nations-brokered six-point peace plan to end the bloodshed in a country which many fear is rapidly sliding into civil war. Annan was speaking at the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva after a day of talks with various foreign ministers and diplomats from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (Britain, China, France, Russia and the US). The talks are seen as a last-ditch attempt to salvage the peace plan brokered by Annan. "The government and the armed opposition groups must cooperate with UNSMIS (United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria)," Annan stressed. He also ruled out military intervention. "The conflict must be resolved through peaceful dialogue and negotiations alone," he said, putting responsibility firmly at the door of the Syrian people. "It is for the people of Syria to come to a political agreement." Activists say over 14-thousand people have been killed in the uprising which began in March of last year. Russia and the United States - two permanent members of the Security Council - are currently at odds over Annan's peace plan which sees the easing of power from Syrian President Bashar Assad's grip through a political solution. The United States insists that Assad must go but Moscow has refused to back a provision that would call for Assad to step aside, insisting that outsiders cannot dictate a political solution for Syria. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV 06-30-12 1945EDT
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NAME: EU TALKS 171204N TAPE: EF04/1224 IN_TIME: 10:17:55:11 DURATION: 00:02:15:08 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: Brussels, 17 Dec 2004 RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST: 1. Various, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arriving for meeting 2. Various, delegates in conference room 3. Panning shot of conference room 4. Italian Prime Minster Silvio Berlusconi 5. Various, delegates 6. Irish Prime Minster Bertie Ahern at table 7. Pull out from photographers to wide of room 8. Various, delegates 9. German Chancellor Gerhard Shroeder with French President Jacques Chirac 10. Wide panning shot of conference room STORYLINE: European Union leaders on Friday held out the promise of more aid and cooperation for Ukraine if presidential elections on December 26 are considered free and fair. At a summit the 25 EU leaders said they want to tie Ukraine more closely to the West by working on a "neighbourhood" accord that will stop short of actual membership but offer better economic and political cooperation. The "neighbourhood" policy with Kiev would put the EU on a collision course with Russia, which is wary of what it sees as Western European meddling in a region that Moscow considers its sphere of influence. Ukraine has been in a political crisis since last month's presidential runoff between opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko and Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych was ruled unfair. Also on Friday, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan was the guest of the 25 European Union leaders. The EU's support is critical for Annan's plan to revamp the United Nations' outdated 1945 structure and give more clout to the power brokers of today. Europeans are also anxious to discuss the UN role in monitoring elections next month in Iraq, where Annan has been reluctant to reinforce his scant team of experts. The European Union has been among Annan's staunchest supporters as he tries to ward off criticism among US conservatives over UN supervision of Iraq's oil-for-food programme, from which billions of dollars were skimmed by Saddam Hussein's regime. In Brussels, Annan is likely to lobby Europe's leaders for a plan to expand and reshape the Security Council and to set clearer guidelines for its members to use pre-emptive force. Annan commissioned the report last year after the months-long diplomat battle preceding the US-led war against Iraq, and unveiled the 95-page report two weeks ago. The 15-nation Security Council, with its exclusive five-nation club at its core, needs to be reviewed to reflect the shifting power centres since the end of World War Two when the United Nations was created. In other developments at the EU summit, European Union leaders offered Croatia a conditional April 2005 starting date for talks on entering the EU - but only if it hands over indicted war criminals to the UN war crimes tribunal. The 25 EU leaders were to offer the Balkan country the starting date for entry talks "if it is confirmed that Croatia fully cooperates with the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia," they said in a draft statement. Friday's decision on Croatia followed Thursday's historic decision by the EU to open entry talks with Turkey next year. European Union leaders agreed late on Thursday to open talks with the country on October 3, 2005, aimed at eventual EU membership. The European Council was meeting in Brussels on Friday for a second day of talks. The European Council is the name given to the regular meetings of heads of state and government of EU member states, and sometimes foreign ministers, and the President of the European Commission. It is convened in principle four times a year, twice during each six-month Presidency.
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Allied National Leaders hold numerous conferences to plan and coordinate their efforts during World War II
First scene shows President Harry Truman shaking hands with Joseph Stalin on a porch of the Cecilienhof ( home of Crown Prince Wilhelm) in Potsdam, Germany. The two leaders are accompanied by their respective foreign ministers, James F. Byrnes, U.S. Secretary of State, and Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vyacheslav Molotov. Stalin descends steps from the building followed by Truman. View of the back lawn at Cecilienhof. View of its front entrance. Various views of the house and grounds. American, Soviet, and British flags flying from the building. Cars carrying the leaders on road to the Cecilienhof. President Truman and James Byrnes entering outside gate, followed by other attendees. Then Stalin is seen entering followed by Soviet officers and officials. U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force (SCAEF) in Europea and U.S. Army Chief of Staff. George Marshall are seen walking together in a wooded glade on the meeting grounds. British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, entering the grounds for the meeting. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Harry Truman, and Joseph Stalin stand on a step before an entrance to Cecilienhof. Truman places their hands together in a mutual handshake, at which Churchill and Stalin laugh. Views of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow, Russia where foreign minsters of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union are seen meeting meeting in conference at the Spiridonovka Palace in October, 1943. Closeup of Soviet Prime Minister Vyacheslav Molotov, British Prime Minister, Anthony Eden, and U.S. Secretary of State, Warren Hull, successively signing a document. Scene shifts, to a C-47 transport aircraft flying over great pyramid of Giza in Cairo, Egypt. Next, the front of the Soviet Embassy in Teheran, Iran, is shown. The "Big Three" (Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill) sit on the porch of the building. Military officers from their countries stand behind them. Narrator (Franklin D. Roosevelt) says they agreed to launch a gigantic attack on Germany. Scene shifts to Germany, where German military is paraded on public display, showing artillery, Panzer I tanks carried aboard army trucks, Heinkel He 111 bombers in formation overhead, and marching troops giving Nazi salute silhouetted against bright pavement. View shifts to the Livadia Palace, in Yalta, Crimea, Russia. Brief view of the "Big Three" and their staffs sitting around a conference table. Change of location to San Francisco, California, where flags of many nations are displayed along with a United Nations Logo. Representatives of the many nations sign the Charter of the United Nations, founding the U.N. organization on 26 June 1945. Film shifts to Germany where victorious American, British and Soviet troops shake hands and celebrate victory. They share drinks and toast victory. Location: Europe. Date: 1945.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: RUSSIA: MIKHALKOV
TAPE_NUMBER: EN9906 IN_TIME: 10:55:59 LENGTH: 2.16 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: NO RESALE FILM/VIDEO CLIPS FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa MIKHALKOV UNVEILS EPIC FILM WHILE DODGING POLITICS ===================================================== NIKITA MIKHALKOV, who wrote, directed and played the lead role of Serguei in Academy Award winning Burnt by the Sun, held a press conference in Moscow yesterday (8/2/99) to talk about his latest epic production, "The Barber of Siberia" which stars JULIA ORMOND, RICHARD HARRIS and Mikhalkov in the role of Tsar Alexander the third. The film will be given its glitzy Moscow premiere at the Kremlin concert hall on February 20th but in the meantime, Mikhalkov fielded questions about his political aspirations. The actor/director is Number Two in the "OUR HOME IS RUSSIA" party which was created by Prime Minister VICTOR CHERNOMYRDIN in April 1995. A centro- conservative bloc, Our Home promotes economic stability and above all, a continuation of the present course of BORIS YELTSIN'S government. "Our Home" has gathered some impressive characters to beef up its "party of power" profile including supermodel, CLAUDIA SCHIFFER and rapper, MC HAMMER.. The party is diametrically opposed to powerful communists and nationalist factions. When questioned about the possibility of his running for president in the near future, Mikhalkov answered that it was not appropriate to be talking about any possibilities regarding the presidency until President Yeltsin's term had run out in two year's time. Many Russians feel Mikhalkov has what it takes to be president, even though he remains guarded on the subject. Made at a cost of approximately $45 million US, "The Barber of Siberia" is one of the biggest productions ever mounted in Europe. Russian stars, OLEG MENSHIKOV and ALEXEY PETRENKO also appear in the film. Mikhalkov was born in Moscow in 1945 into a distinguished artistic family. His great grandfather, VASSILY SURNIKOV and his grandfather, PYOTR KONCHALOVSKY, were both acclaimed painters. His father, Sergei Mikhalkov, is a well known writer of children's literature (he also wrote the lyrics to the Soviet national anthem), while his mother, Natalkia, is a poet. Andrei (Mikhalkov-) Konchalovsky is his older brother, also a filmmaker ("Maria's Lovers," "Runaway Train," "Shy People"). Mikhalkov studied acting at the children's studio of the Stanislavsky Theatre and later at the Chuksin School of the Vakhtangov Theatre. While still a student, he appeared in Georgy Danelia's film "I Walk in Moscow" (1964) and his brother Andrei Konchalovsky's film, "A Nest of Gentry." (1969). He was soon on his way to becoming a star of the Soviet stage and cinema. While continuing to pursue his acting career, he then went to VGIK, the state film school in Moscow, where he studied directing under filmmaker Mikhail Romm, teacher to his brother and Andrei Tarkovsky. He directed his first short film in 1968, "I'm Coming Home," and another for his graduation, "A Quiet Day at the End of the War" in 1970. Mikhalkov had appeared in over twenty films, including his brother's "Uncle Vanya" (1972), before he co-wrote, directed and starred in his first feature, "At Home Among Strangers," in 1974, a kind of Soviet Western set during the 1920s civil war. Mikhalkov established an international reputation with his second feature, "A Slave of Love" (1976). Set in 1917, it followed the efforts of a film crew to make a silent melodrama in a resort town while the Revolution rages around them. The film was highly acclaimed upon its release in the U.S. His next film, "An Unfinished Piece for Player Piano" (1977) was adapted Chekhov's early play, "Platonov," and won the first prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. In 1978, while starring in his brother's epic film "Siberiade," Mikhalkov made "Five Evenings," a love story about a couple separated by World War II, who meet again after fifteen years. Mikhalkov's next film, "Oblomov" (1980), is based on Ivan Goncharov classic novel about a lazy young nobleman who refuses to leave his bed. "Family Relations" (1981) is a comedy about a provincial woman in Moscow dealing with the tangled relationships of her relatives. "Without Witnesses" (1983) tracks a long night's conversation between a woman and her ex-husband when they are accidentally locked in a room. Incorporating several short stories by Chekhov, "Dark Eyes" (1987) stars Marcello Mastroianni as an old man who tells a story of a romance he had when he was younger, a woman he has never been able to forget. The film was highly praised, and Mastroianni received the Best Actor Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for his performance. "Close to Eden" (1992, aka "Urga", set in the little known world of the Mongols, who live on the border between Russia and China, was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film. Mikhalkov's "Anna" (1993) documents his daughter Anna as she grows from childhood to maturity. Mikhalkov has continued his acting career, appearing in such films as "The Call," "Song to Manchuk," "The Red Tent," "Flights of Fancy," "Station for Two," "Cruel Romance," and many of his own films, including "Burnt By The Sun," "At Home Among Strangers," "A Slave of Love," and "An Unfinished Piece." Mikhalkov has built up a reputation as an actor's director. He says that he improvises on the set, "in the way that Bergman does - - during long careful rehearsals, which are the only way to give the team, and particularly the actors, the freedom they need. I find it impossible to have a complete blueprint for a film. Partly because I'm not sure that what I intend to do will be right, and partly because a film is always a living thing and I need to confirm this constantly. I don't set out to 'make cinema;' it's rather that something happens between the cinema and me and the result is a film." SHOTLIST: SHOWS : MOSCOW SKYLINE ; WS BUILDING ; NIKITA MIKHALKOV ARRIVING AT PRESSER ; CA PRESS ; SOT MIKHALKOV ; CLIP FROM FILM ; SOT MIKHALKOV ; SOT VOX POP ONE ; SOT VOX POP TWO ; CLIP FROM FILM ?
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