Diretores soviéticos (e pós-soviéticos)

by mcottoni-2 | created - 20 Apr 2015 | updated - 23 Apr 2015 | Public

1. Sergei M. Eisenstein

Director | Aleksandr Nevskiy

The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and ...


2. Boris Barnet

Director | Miss Mend

Boris Barnet was born on June 18, 1902 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Boris Vasilyevich Barnet. He was a director and actor, known for Miss Mend (1926), Secret Agent (1947) and The Patriots (1933). He was married to Alla Kazanskaya, Yelena Kuzmina, Natalia Glan and Valentina Barnet. He died on ...


3. Andrei Tarkovsky

Writer | Solyaris

The most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky (the son of noted poet Arseniy Tarkovsky) studied music and Arabic in Moscow before enrolling in the Soviet film school V.G.I.K. He shot to international attention with his first feature, Ivan's Childhood (1962), which ...


4. Nikita Mikhalkov

Actor | 12

Nikita Mikhalkov is the son of the famous communist poet Sergey Mikhalkov, who wrote the lyrics of the Soviet national anthem and had strong connections to the Communist Party. Nikita Mikhalkov's mother, Natalya Petrovna Konchalovskaya, was also a poet and daughter of famous painter Pyotr Petrovich...


5. Elem Klimov

Director | Idi i smotri

Elem Klimov was born on July 9, 1933 in Stalingrad, Nizhne-Volzhskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Elem Germanovich Klimov. He was a director and actor, known for Come and See (1985), Rasputin (1981) and Pokhozhdeniya zubnogo vracha (1965). He was married to Larisa Shepitko. He died on October 26, 2003 in ...


6. Aleksandr Sokurov

Director | Russkiy kovcheg

He was born with a disability because of an anatomic defect of his leg, in 1951 in Podorvikha village in Siberian Russia. His father was a Red Army veteran of WW2. One of most important contemporary filmmakers, Sokurov worked extensively in television and later graduated from the prestigious film ...


7. Sergei Bodrov

Writer | Mongol

Sergei Bodrov was born on June 28, 1948 in Khabarovsk, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Sergey Vladimirovich Bodrov . He is a writer and director, known for Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007), Prisoner of the Mountains (1996) and S.E.R. - Svoboda eto rai (1989).


8. Andrey Zvyagintsev

Director | Leviafan

Andrei Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker and was born on Feb.6, 1964 in the northern city of Novisibirsk. He graduated from the Novosibirsk Actors School in 1984 and started to act on stage in provincial theatres. In the early 1990s he came to Moscow - the centre of the Russian film industry - ...


9. Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Director | Vesna

Grigori Aleksandrov was a Soviet-Russian filmmaker best known as director of Volga - Volga (1938), Tsirk (1936), and October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927), as well as co-star in Battleship Potemkin (1925) by director Sergei M. Eisenstein.

He was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko on ...


10. Vsevolod Pudovkin

Director | Admiral Nakhimov

Vsevolod Pudovkin was born on February 28, 1893 in Penza, Russian Empire as Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin. He was a director and actor, known for Admiral Nakhimov (1947), Zhukovsky (1950) and Minin i Pozharskiy (1939). He was married to Anna Zemtsova. He died on June 30, 1953 in Jurmala, Latvian ...


11. Dziga Vertov

Director | Chelovek s kino-apparatom

Born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. Worked on first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series (inc. Kinopravda, 1922-1925).

Rússia. Nascido na Polônia

12. Aleksandr Medvedkin

Director | Novaya Moskva

Aleksandr Medvedkin was born on February 24, 1900 in Penza, Russian Empire as Aleksandr Ivanovich Medvedkin. He was a director and writer, known for The New Moscow (1938), Happiness (1935) and Chudesnitsa (1937). He died on February 20, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.


13. Georgi Vasilyev

Director | Oborona Tsaritsyna. 1 seriya: Pokhod Voroshilova

Georgi Vasilyev was born on November 25, 1899 in Vologda, Russian Empire as Georgi Nikolayevich Vasilyev. He was a director and writer, known for Fortress on the Volga (1942), Chapaev (1934) and Spyashchaya krasavitsa (1930). He died on June 18, 1946 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia [now Slovenia].


14. Eldar Ryazanov

Director | Nebesa obetovannye

Eldar Aleksandrovich Ryazanov was born on November 18, 1927 in Samara, Russia. He graduated with honors from the Soviet State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1950, as a film director. He was making documentaries for five years. In 1955 Ryazanov came to work at the Mosfilm Studios under the ...


16. Pavel Chukhray

Director | Voditel dlya Very

Pavel Chukhray is a Russian screenwriter and film director. He graduated from VGIK (All-Union State Institute of Cinematography): in 1971 -- from the cameraman's department, in 1974 -- from the director's department. He began his film career as a cameraman assistant, a director of photography, and ...


17. Boris Khlebnikov

Director | Koktebel

Boris Khlebnikov was born on August 28, 1972 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR as Boris Igorevich Khlebnikov. He is a producer and director, known for Koktebel (2003), Svobodnoe plavanie (2006) and Arrhythmia (2017).


18. Aleksey Balabanov

Director | Brat

Aleksey Balabanov was born on February 25, 1959 in Sverdlovsk, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksey Oktyabrinovich Balabanov. He was a director and writer, known for Brother (1997), Cargo 200 (2007) and Kochegar (2010). He was married to Nadezhda Vasileva. He died on May 18, 2013 in ...


19. Fedor Bondarchuk

Actor | 9 rota

Fedor Bondarchuk is famous Russian director, film and TV producer, actor, clip maker and TV host. He was born on May 9, 1967 in Moscow, Russia, and was brought up in the family of actress Irina Skobtseva and internationally acclaimed film actor and the Academy Award-winning director Sergey ...


20. Ivan Vyrypaev

Writer | Eyforiya

Ivan Vyrypaev was born on August 3, 1974 in Irkutsk, Irkutskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Ivan Aleksandrovich Vyrypaev. He is a writer and director, known for Eyforiya (2006), Kislorod (2009) and Tanets Deli (2012). He has been married to Karolina Gruszka since 2007. They have one child. He was ...



23. Aleksey Uchitel

Producer | Progulka

Born in Leningrad in 1951. Son of a well-known documentary film director Yefim Uchitel. Graduated in 1975 from VGIK (The All-Russian State University of Cinematography). Worked as a cameraman and documentary film director at the Leningrad Documentary Film Studio. President and CEO of Rock Films, a ...


26. Vasiliy Sigarev

Writer | Volchok

Vasiliy Sigarev was born on January 11, 1977 in Verkhnyaya Salda, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Vasiliy Vladimirovich Sigarev. He is a writer and director, known for Volchok (2009), Zhit (2012) and Strana Oz (2015). He has been married to Yana Troyanova since 2003. They have one child.


27. Agasi Babayan

Director | Dersu Uzala

Agasi Babayan was born on December 21, 1921 in Chigdamlu, Armenian SSR as Agasi Arutyunovich Babayan. He is a director and writer, known for Dersu Uzala (1961), Rys vykhodit na tropu (1983) and Propal drug (1990).


28. Artavazd Peleshian

Director | Mer dare

Creator of the "distange montage," Artavazd Peleshian, one of the key Soviet documentarians, removed the boundaries of feature and documentary films, editing both sequences as a real poetical unity. His "distange montage" was a new step in the development of film editing. Even his student works (...


29. Mariya Saakyan

Director | Alaverdi

Was married to American man of Armenian descent and they had five children together before she died from cancer on January 28, 2018 at age 37.


30. Vladimir Menshov

Actor | Nochnoy dozor

Vladimir Menshov - Russian director and actor, noted for the depicting of the Russian Everyman and working class life in his films. Born on September, 17, 1937 in Baku (then USSR, now the territory of Azerbaijan) like many Russian directors and actors Menshov studied acting and directing at the ...


31. Sergey Loznitsa

Director | Donbass

Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film maker, was born on September, 5th 1964 in Baranovichi, USSR. He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 Sergei worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in ...


32. Darezhan Omirbayev

Director | Tueur à gages

Darezhan Omirbayev was born on March 15, 1958. He is a director and writer, known for Killer (1998), Kardiogramma (1995) and Kairat (1992).


33. Rashid Nugmanov

Director | Dikiy vostok

In 1977 Rachid Nougmanov graduated from an architectural institute. In 1984 he entered the VGIK Moscow Film Institute. His first feature The Needle (1988) initiated what was to become in cinematic history: the 'Kazakh New Wave'. Claiming recognition abroad at festivals including Berlin, Toronto and...


34. Sergei Dvortsevoy

Director | Tulpan

Sergei Dvortsevoy was born on August 18, 1962 in Chimkent, Chimkent Oblast, Kazakh SSR, USSR as Sergey Vladimirovich Dvortsevoy. He is a director and writer, known for Tulpan (2008), Ayka (2018) and Schastye (1995).


35. Akan Satayev

Producer | Zabludivshiysya

Akan Satayev was born on December 23, 1971 in Karaganda, Karagandinskaya oblast, Kazakhskaya SSR, USSR as Akan Kargambaevich Satayev. He is a producer and director, known for Zabludivshiysya (2009), Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012) and Reketir (2007).




Estônia. Nascido na Rússia

39. Elmo Nüganen

Actor | Mandariinid

Elmo Nüganen, the Tallinn City Theatre's artistic director, is one of the most esteemed stage directors in Estonia. He is known mostly for his brilliant versions of classical plays. His productions (W. Shakespeare "Romeo And Juliet", A. Dumas "The Three Musketeers", A. Tchekhov "Pianola or The ...


40. Ilmar Raag

Director | Klass

Estonian film director, screenwriter, media executive and columnist Ilmar Raag was born in Kuressaare, Estonia. He grew up in Kuressaare and also graduated high school there. In 1997 he graduated University of Tartu. 1996-1998 he was hosting a film news program on Estonian National Television. 1999...


41. Veiko Õunpuu

Writer | Püha Tõnu kiusamine

Veiko Õunpuu was born on March 16, 1972 in Saaremaa, Estonia. He is a writer and director, known for Püha Tõnu kiusamine (2009), Autumn Ball (2007) and Free Range/Ballaad maailma heakskiitmisest (2013).



43. Mikhail Kalatozov

Director | Letyat zhuravli

Mikhail Kalatozov was born on December 28, 1903 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Mikhail Kalatozishvili. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Cranes Are Flying (1957), Vernye druz'ya (1954) and Zagovor obrechyonnykh (1950). He died on March 27, 1973 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.


44. Georgiy Daneliya

Director | Osenniy marafon

Georgi Daneliya was born on August 25, 1930 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 1939 the family lived in Moscow, where Danelia's father was the chief engineer for the Moscow Underground Metro System. Daneliya's father became a decorated WWII General, specializing in construction of underground bunkers for ...


45. Tengiz Abuladze

Director | Monanieba

'Tengiz Abuladze' studied theatrical direction af the Chota Rustaveli Theatre Institute in Tbilisi, Georgia, and film- making at the VGIK Cinematography Institute, graduating in 1953, when he joined Georgia Film Studios as a director. He made documentaries before making his feature debut in 1958. ...


46. George Ovashvili

Producer | Simindis kundzuli

George Ovashvili was born on November 14, 1963 in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, USSR. He is a producer and director, known for Simindis kundzuli (2014), Gagma napiri (2009) and Zgvis donidan... (2005).


47. Otar Iosseliani

Director | Chant d'hiver

Otar Iosseliani was born on February 2, 1934 in Tiflis, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR as Otare Davidovich Ioseliani. He is a director and writer, known for Chant d'hiver (2015), La chasse aux papillons (1992) and Et la lumière fut (1989).


48. Sharunas Bartas

Director | Frost

Sharunas Bartas was born on August 16, 1964 in Siauliai, Lithuanian SSR, USSR as Sarunas Bartas. He is a director and writer, known for Frost (2017), Trys dienos (1991) and The Corridor (1995).


49. Emil Loteanu

Director | Lautarii

Pictured on one of a set of four a Moldovan commemorative postage stamps celebrating famous Moldovans, issued 29 June 2016. Price on day of issue was 5.75 leu.


50. Aktan Arym Kubat

Director | Beshkempir

Aktan Arym Kubat was born in 1957 in Sakoulou, Kountouou, Kyrgyzstan. He is a director and writer, known for The Adopted Son (1998), Maimil (2001) and The Light Thief (2010).


51. Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov

Director | Luna Papa

Born in Tajikistan during the Soviet Union period, Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov worked for Tadjikfilm Studios, TV and radio, as a journalist or assistant director, from 1982 to 1984. He then studied at the Moscow Film Institute (VGIK), in Igor Talankin's class, where he directed two short films ("...


52. Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Writer | Michurin

Aleksandr Dovzhenko was born on September 10, 1894 in Vyunishche, Sosnitsa Ueyzd, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire as Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko. He was a writer and director, known for Life in Bloom (1949), Zemlya (1930) and Shors (1939). He was married to Yuliya Solntseva. He died on ...


53. Sergey Bondarchuk

Actor | Voyna i mir I: Andrey Bolkonskiy

Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1966), based on the book by Leo Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.

He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...


54. Yuri Ilyenko

Director | Bilyy ptakh z chornoyu vidznakoyu

Yuri Ilyenko was born on July 18, 1936 in Cherkassy, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yuri Gerasimovich Ilyenko. He was a director and writer, known for Bilyy ptakh z chornoyu vidznakoyu (1971), Swan Lake: The Zone (1990) and Vechir na Ivana Kupalal (1968). He was married to Lyudmila Efymenko. He died on ...


55. Valeriy Todorovskiy

Producer | Stilyagi

Valeriy Todorovskiy was born on May 9, 1962 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Valeriy Petrovich Todorovskiy. He is a producer and writer, known for Hipsters (2008), Ottepel (2013) and Strana glukhikh (1998). He has been married to Evgenia Brik since 2006. They have one child. He was previously ...


56. Yuriy Moroz

Producer | Likvidatsiya

Yuriy Moroz was born on September 29, 1956 in Krasnodon, Voroshilovgrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Yuri Pavlovich Moroz. He is a producer and director, known for Liquidation (2007), Apostol (2008) and Tochka (2006). He has been married to Viktoriya Isakova since 2003. He was previously married ...


57. Ali Khamraev

Director | Telokhranitel

Ali Khamraev was born on May 19, 1937 in Tashkent, Uzbekskaya SSR, USSR as Ali Irgashalievich Khamraev. He is a director and writer, known for Telokhranitel (1979), Chrezvychainyy komissar (1970) and Bez strakha (1971).


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