Maria’s Lovers
Maria’s Lovers

Maria’s Lovers

Director Andrei Konchalovsky

Production year 1985

Length 109min.

Country USA


Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ruining a virtual engagement to captain Al Griselli. Against Ivan's dad's advice, they get married. But Ivan became psychologically impotent, feels unworthy of her and starts wondering, even looking for another girl. Meanwhile slick guitar-and-song-busker Clarence Butts moves in to South-Western PA, and seduces Maria.


Andrei Konchalovsky
Andrei Konchalovsky



Bosko Djordevic


Andrei Konchalovsky, Gerard Brach, Marjorie David, Paul Zindel

Director of Photography

Juan Ruiz Anchia

Production designer

Jeannine Oppewall

Music by

Gary S. Remal


Michael R. Sloan


Humphrey Dixon


Robert Mitchum, Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Anita Morris, Bud Cort, Tracy Nelson, Vincent Spano

Production company(ies)

Cannon Group Golan-Globus Productions

Andrei Konchalovsky

Director, screenwriter. In 1959, Andrei Konchalovsky graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory named for P. Tchaikovsky. In 1964, he entered VGIK where he studied under Mikhail Romm. Since 1979, lived and worked in USA. Konchalovsky's powerful Uncle Vanya (1971) is regarded by many people as one of the best films in the Russian language ever. Siberiade (1979) was internationally acclaimed and brought Konchalovsky to the attention of American and European producers. Pleasing critics and audiences worldwide, he made the English language films Maria's Lovers, Runaway Train, Duet for One, and the award-winning Homer and Eddie starring Whoopi Goldberg. Konchalovsky moved to the mainstream territory with the action packed Tango & Cash. For his last feature film Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna, shot in his home country Russia, Andrei Konchalovsky won the Best Director award at the Venice IFF in 2014.


Malchik i golub (1961, short), Pervyy uchitel (1965), Istoriya Asi Klyachinoy, kotoraya lyubila, da ne vyshla zamuzh (1966), A Nest of Gentry (1969), Dyadya Vanya (1971), Romans o vlyublyonnykh (1974), Siberiade (1979), Split Cherry Tree (1982, short), Maria's Lovers (1984), Runaway Train (1985), Duet for One (1986), Shy People (1987), Homer and Eddie (1989), Tango & Cash (1989), The Inner Circle (1991), The King of Ads (1993, doc.), Kurochka Ryaba (1994), Lumière and Company (1995), House of Fools (2002), To Each His Own Cinema (2007, segment), Gloss (2007), The Nutcracker in 3D (2010), Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna (2014), Bitva za Ukrainu (2014, doc.).

FILMS 2015