Kantemir BALAGOV
Кантемир БАЛАГОВ
Kantemir BALAGOV
USA, 2021, full length film 
fiction, TV serial
The Last of Us
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Directed by : Kantemir BALAGOV (Кантемир БАЛАГОВ)
Other persons :
Сценарий : Нил Дракманн, Крэйг Мэйзин / Scénario : Craig Mazin
Продюсер : Асад Кызылбаши, Картер Свон, Нил Дракманн / Producteur : Neil Druckmann
Актёры : Педро Паскаль, Гэбриел Луна, Белла Рэмси / Acteurs : Pedro Pascal, Gabriel Luna, Bella Ramsey

Plot synopsis
Joel and Ellie, a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across post-pandemic America.

Commentaries and bibliography
Director Kantemir Balagov to Helm HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’
Much is still unknown about HBO’s upcoming adaptation of the popular video game “The Last of Us,” including who is set to star and when it will actually be arriving on the network, but steady progress is being made toward answering those questions. The latest piece to fall into place is setting a director for the much-anticipated pilot.
Kantemir Balagov, helmer of last year’s historical drama “Beanpole,” has been tapped to direct the series. He’ll join screenwriter Craig Mazin, of “Chernobyl” fame, and executive producer Neil Druckmann.
The series will be a co-production with Sony Pictures Television. PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and game developer Naughty Dog. Carolyn Strauss, Naughty Dog’s Evan Wells, and Playstation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan will also serve as executive producers.
The show’s plot looks to mimic that of the original video game. Twenty years after modern civilization has been destroyed, Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal, heartbreaking journey, as they both must traverse across the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.
It was announced back in June that John Renck, Mazin’s collaborator on “Chernobyl” would direct the series, but scheduling conflicts prohibited him from moving forward.