Vyacheslav Krishtofovich was born into a Ukrainian-Polish family in Kiev, Ukraine in 1947. During secondary school, he developed an interest in filmmaking, and subsequently enrolled in the Kiev Theatrical Institute at the age of 18, where he studied directing. After graduating from film school in 1971, Krishtofovich began his directing career at the Dovzhenko Studios in Kiev. Between 1975 and 1985 he directed six television films, including "His Own Happiness" (1979), winner of a Special Jury Prize at the USSR Festival of Television Films; "Two Hussars" (1984), based on a Tolstoy story; and "Volodya the Big, Volodya the Small" (1985), adapted from the work of Anton Chekhov.
Krishtofovich's first theatrical feature, "Single Woman Seeks Lifetime Companion" (1986), won a Best Actress award for Irina Kouptchenko at the Montreal Film Festival. His second theatrical film was "Self-Portrait of an Unknown Person" (1988). His last film, "Adam's Rib" (1991), was enthusiastically received at the Cannes, Toronto, Montreal and New York Film Festivals, and was distributed in Europe, Canada, Japan, South Korea and the U.S.
Krishtofovich currently works at Dovzhenko Studios in Kiev.
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