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Artavazd Peleshian

Creator of the "distance montage," Artavazd Peleshian, one of the key Soviet documentary makers, removed the boundaries of feature and documentary films, editing both sequences as a real poetical unity. His "distance montage" was a new step in the development of film editing. Even his student works [The Earth of the People (1966) and the Beginning ... See full bio »

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Known For

La nature Director
Our Century Director
Beginning Director


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 2019 La nature (Documentary)
 1993 Life (Short documentary) (as Artur Peleshian)
 1992 End (Documentary short) (as Artur Peleshian)
 1983 Our Century (Documentary) (as A. Peleshian)
 1975 Four Seasons (Documentary short)
 1973 Zvyozdnaya minuta (co-director)
 1970 Inhabitants (Documentary short)
 1969 We (Documentary short)
 1967 Beginning (Documentary short)
 1966 Zemlya lyudey (Documentary short)
 1964 Mountain Vigil (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Arthur Pelechian | Artur Pelechian | A. Peleshian | Artur Peleshian | Artavazd Peleshyan | Artur Peleshyan

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For me, distance montage opens up the mysteries of the movement of the universe. I can feel how everything is made and put together; I can sense its rhythmic movement. See more »


Often makes use of telephoto lens to get what he terms a "candid shot." See more »


Makes poetic films with careful use of music, various b&w constrasts and speeds of film. See more »



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