see above link for details and filmography...
IMHO..the most consistent of current Russian directors...25 years of quality films...some even seen in the West!!!
all are visual/artistic/sensual/sublime/evocative...YADA...YADA...YADA!!!
NIKITA as director/writer/actor....what a dynamo...here are some must sees, along with a clip/trailer!!!
#1. UNFINISHED PIECE FOR PLAYER PIANO (1977)
based on the first play of ANTON CHEKOV (PLATONOV)...a visual and literary treat...only a Russian could make this film!!!
#2. OBLOMOV (1981)
from the Goncharov novel, the story of an aristocrat with too much time on his hands, who tries to discover the meaning of life!!!
#3. DARK EYES (1987)
italian with french subtitles???
based on CHEKOV short stories...previously made as LADY WITH A DOG..
MASTROIANNI is brilliant!!!!
#4. CLOSE TO EDEN [URGA] (1991)
Russian truck driver meets MONGOL barbarians??? DERZU UZALA revisited!!!!
#5. BURNT BY THE SUN (1994)
I would call it "fear and loathing under STALIN"...
winner BEST FOREIGN LANGAGE FILM..
#6. 12 (2008)
a Russian take on TWELVE ANGRY MEN...
MIKHALKOV rewrote the screenplay of Reginald Rose and gives Sidney Lumet a run for his money!!!