Pavel Loparev and Francisco Bustamante were married Dec. 10 at the Odeon, a restaurant in Manhattan. Robert R. Beard, a Universal Life minister and friend of the couple, officiated.
Mr. Loparev (left), 36, is a Manhattan-based director of documentary and short animation films that focus on issues like L.G.B.T. rights and H.I.V. He recently directed “A Number One Celebration,” a story about a Christmas tree during the days of the Soviet Union. He graduated from Razbezhkina’s film school in Moscow, and received a journalism degree from Tyumen State University in Tyumen, Russia.
He is a son of Ekaterina Lopareva and Aleksandr Y. Loparev of Tyumen. His parents are surveyors and prospectors in the oil and gas industry in Siberia.
Mr. Bustamante, 44, is a Manhattan-based artist whose paintings are on display at Reis Studios in Long Island City, Queens. He graduated from Universidad Finis Terrae in Chile, and received a master’s degree in fine arts from Central Saint Martins, a college of arts and design in London.
He is a son of the late Sylvia Gubbins and the late Jose Luis Bustamante, who lived in Santiago, Chile. His father was the Peruvian ambassador to Chile from 1981 to 1985, and he created the Chilean-Peruvian Chamber of Commerce in 1987. His grandfather Jose Luis Bustamante y Rivero served as president of Peru from 1945 until October 1948, when he was ousted in a military coup. He later became president of the International Court of Justice at The Hague from 1967 to ’69.