Andrey Zheleznyakov

was born in 1963, graduated from the Sverdlovsk Theatre School in 1984 (the Department of Drama Art). He worked as an actor in a theatre, then as an assistant film director at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio. He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1993 (V. Kochetkov’s workshop).


Red Pheasant on the White Snow, 1989; Military Secret, 1990; The Babai-Strasse, or Tales of America, 1992; “Heart, You Don’t Want Any Rest…”, 1993; The Stove-Man and the Undertaker, 1995; Train’s Arrival, 1995; The Town of Holy Cross, 2000; Juno and Avos. Hallelujah to Love, 2002; Heavenly and Earthly, 2002; Department, 2005.

The Babai-Strasse, or Tales of America (18+)

Russia, 1992, b/w, 20 min.
Director: Andrey Zheleznyakov
One night shift of a taxi driver. Random passengers share with him their dreams and concerns.