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Oleg Negin — writer, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s co-author since 2005. Together they co-wrote The Banishment, Elena, Leviathan and Loveless.

In 2010, Negin and Zvyagintsev received Sundance Institute/NHK Award for the script of Elena based on their original idea. In 2011, the feature premiered at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard section — and won the Special Jury Prize. The film was also nominated for Best Script at Russia’s two major film competitions, the Golden Eagle Awards and the Nika Awards held by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences.

In 2014, Negin’s work on Leviathan script was awarded Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.

Zvyagintsev’s feature Loveless released in 2017 and based on Negin’s script won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Best Foreign Film at France’s César Awards and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTA.

In 2018, Negin received the invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), USA to become its member.

Oleg Negin released two novels P. Ushkin (2004) and Cypress in the Backyard (2004).