Andrei Lvovich Nekrasov (b. 1958, St. Petersburg), studied acting and directing at the State Institute for Theater and Film in St Petersburg. He studied comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Paris, and film at Bristol University Film School. In 1985, he assisted Andrei Tarkovsky during the filming and editing of The Sacrifice. Nekrasov then made several internationally co-produced documentaries and TV arts programs (notably A Russia of Ones Own, Pasternak, The Prodigal Son, and Childrens Stories: Chechnya). His first dramatic short, Springing Lenin (1993) won the UNESCO prize at the Cannes Film Festival that year, and in 1997 his first feature, Love Is As Strong as Death won the FIPRESCI prize at Mannheim-Heidelberg. His second feature, Lubov and Other Nightmares (2001) won recognition at a great number of festivals all over the world (including Sundance and Berlin) and confirmed his status as a rebel among Russian filmmakers. Rebellion: The Litvinenko Case presents interviews with assassinated former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko and journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Nekrasov is also a playwright and a theater director. His German productions (of his own plays) include: Der Spieler (The Gambler) at the Euro Theater Central in Bonn and Koenigsberg at the Volksbuehne Theatre in Berlin.