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Ishmukhamedov, Elyer

Born: 1 May 1942 in Tashkent, Soviet Union, now Uzbekistan
After working at a chemical and pharmaceutical plant in his native Tashkent, Ishmukhamedov gained employment on local film shoots and decided to attend VGIK, earning his degree in 1967. As a studio director for Uzbekfilm, he wrote and directed a number of films, such as Tenderness, that were influenced by the prevailing trends of European film - Italian cinema and the French New Wave. Popular in the Soviet Union and heralded at film festivals worldwide, Ishmukhamedov's films are full of images of indelible lyricism.

Filmography

As director:
  • Shok, 1988;
  • Farewell, Summer Green/Proshchaj, zelen leta...,1985;
  • Youth of a Genius/Yunost geniya, 1982;
  • Kakiye nashi gody!, 1980;
  • Est'v Taskente recuska, 1977;
  • Ptitsy nashykh Nadeshda, 1976;
  • Proshchaj, zelen'leta, 1974;
  • Meetings and Partings/Vstrechi i rasstavaniya, 1973;
  • Velogonka, 1970;
  • Vlyublyonnyye, 1969;
  • Tenderness/Nezhnost', 1967;
  • Svidanie, 1963;
As screenwriter:
  • Shok, 1988;
  • Farewell, Summer Green/Proshchaj, zelen leta...,1985;
  • Youth of a Genius/Yunost geniya, 1982;
  • Ptitsy nashykh Nadeshda, 1976;