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Elena Solovei is a Actor American born on 24 february 1947 at Neustrelitz (German)

Elena Solovei

Elena Solovei
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Nationality USA
Birth 24 february 1947 (73 years) at Neustrelitz (German)

Yelena Solovey (born 24 February 1947) is a Russian-American film actress. She has appeared in 55 films since 1966. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Faktas at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.

Solovey studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. She emigrated to the United States in 1991.


Née dans la famille du commissaire politique d'une place forte soviétique de Neustrelitz, Yakov Abramovitch Solovei (1917-2003), Elena passe son enfance à Krasnoïarsk. En 1959, la famille s'installe à Moscou. À l'âge de treize ans, Elena est admise en classe d'art dramatique pour enfants Constantin Stanislavski.

Solovey étudie à l'Institut national de la cinématographie (VGIK) où son professeur est Boris Babotchkine. Diplômée en 1970, elle devient actrice de Lenfilm et connait une grande popularité dans les années 1970-1980. On lui remet notamment le prix de la meilleure interprétation féminine au Festival du cinéma d'Oxford pour son rôle dans Quelques jours de la vie d'Oblomov en 1980 et le Prix de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle au Festival de Cannes 1981 pour Faktas. Elle se produit également sur scène du Théâtre Lensoviet à partir de 1983. L'artiste émigre aux États-Unis en 1991. Depuis 2001, elle dirige un studio d'expression scénique pour enfants russophones à New York.

Elle est apparue dans plus de 55 films depuis 1966.

Best films

The Immigrant (2013)
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Filmography of Elena Solovei (13 films)

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The Lost City of Z, 2h20
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Indiens d'Amazonie
Actors Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley-Cooper, Angus Macfadyen
Roles Madame Kumel
Rating65% 3.295353.295353.295353.295353.29535
Explorers search for a British Colonel who disappeared trying to find a legendary City of Z, in the region of Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso, the Pantanal of Brazil, during the 1920s.
The Immigrant, 2h
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about immigration, Films about sexuality, La précarité, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Lee Renner, Dagmara Domińczyk, Elena Solovei, Angela Sarafyan
Roles Rosie Hertz
Rating65% 3.297053.297053.297053.297053.29705
In 1921, Polish Catholic sisters Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and Magda (Angela Sarafyan) arrive at Ellis Island, New York City as immigrants looking for a better life after escaping their ravaged home in post–Great War Poland. Magda is quarantined because of her lung disease. Ewa is almost deported, but Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix) notices her and her fluency in English, bribes an officer to let her go, and takes her to his house. Knowing Ewa has to make money to get Magda released, Bruno lets her dance at the Bandits' Roost theater and prostitutes her. Bruno also becomes interested in her romantically.
We Own the Night, 1h57
Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Erotic films, Gangster films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Robert Duvall, Alex Veadov, Danny Hoch
Roles Kalina Buzhayev
Rating67% 3.3994653.3994653.3994653.3994653.399465
In 1988 in Brooklyn, New York, Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) is the manager of the successful El Caribe nightclub in Brighton Beach that is frequented by Russian black market gangster and drug lord Vadim Nezhinski (Alex Veadov), and owned by Marat Buzhayev, Vadim's uncle and Bobby's boss.
Little Longnose, 1h23
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Ivan Krasko, Viktor Soukhoroukov, Elena Solovei
Roles Frida Bluhm
Rating67% 3.3957653.3957653.3957653.3957653.395765
The film is a loose adaptation of the fairy tale "Der Zwerg Nase" (German for "The Dwarf [called] Nose") written by Wilhelm Hauff.
Sofia Kovalevskaya, 3h40
Genres Biography
Actors Elena Solovei, Aleksandre Filippenko, Elena Safonova, Youri Solomine, Petr Chelokhonov, Ivars Kalniņš
Rating82% 4.1090654.1090654.1090654.1090654.109065
Epic film in four episodes, based on a true story of mathematician scientist Sofia Kovalevskaya. She was a Russian pioneer for women in Tzarist Russia. She was the first woman in the country to become a Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It seemed that the whole world was against her accomplishing this feat. In spite of all the obstacles she later got a Ph. D. in mathematics. However she was denied a professorship at any Russian University because of her gender. She had to go to Western Europe for continuation of her career and studies. She had a daughter and family life. Sofya Kovalevskaya was eventually recognized in Russia. Leading scientists, like Academician Ivan Sechenov, took part in her education and career.
Oblomov (1980)

Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovei, Iouri Bogatyriov, Avangard Leontiev, Gleb Strizhenov, Andrei Popov
Roles Olga
Rating77% 3.886613.886613.886613.886613.88661
Une adaptation du roman Oblomov de Ivan Gontcharov.
Oblomov (1980)
, 2h20
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovei, Iouri Bogatyriov, Gleb Strizhenov, Andrei Popov, Nikolai Pastukhov
Roles Olga
Rating77% 3.886613.886613.886613.886613.88661
The film begins in 19th century Saint Petersburg, and examines the life of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, a middle-aged Russian nobleman. Slothful and seemingly unhappy, Oblomov spends much of the beginning of the film sleeping and being attended to by his servant, Zakhar. In an attempt to get him more active, Andrei Ivanovich Stoltz, a Russian/German businessman and close friend, frequently takes Oblomov along with him to social events. Oblomov is introduced to a cultured woman named Olga, a friend of Stoltz. When Stoltz leaves the country, Olga is left with the task of civilizing and culturing Oblomov while he lives nearby. Olga and Oblomov eventually fall in love, but upon Stoltz's return, Oblomov moves back into town, eventually severing ties with Olga. Stoltz and Olga eventually marry, and Oblomov subsequently marries the woman with whom he was living, Agafya Matveyevna Psehnitsyna. The two have a son, and although Agafya has two children from a previous relationship, Oblomov treats them both as if they were his own. Oblomov is satisfied with his life, although it "lack[s] the poetic and those bright rays which he imagined were to be found.
An Unfinished Piece for Player Piano, 1h43
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Aleksandr Kaliaguine, Iouri Bogatyriov, Oleg Tabakov, Elena Solovei, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nikolai Pastukhov
Roles Sophia Yegorovna
Rating79% 3.9916253.9916253.9916253.9916253.991625
Il s'agit d'une libre adaptation cinématographique de Platonov, pièce d'Anton Tchekhov.
A Slave of Love, 1h34
Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov
Origin Russie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Oleg Basilashvili, Aleksandr Kaliaguine, Elena Solovei, Vera Kouznetsova, Nikita Mikhalkov, Iouri Bogatyriov
Roles Olga Nikolayevna Voznesenskaya
Rating73% 3.6883053.6883053.6883053.6883053.688305
The film is set in the Autumn/Fall of 1918, during the Russian Civil War.