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Kazansky, Gennadi

Born: 1 December 1910 (Voronezh)
Died: 14 September 1983
After finishing his film studies in 1930, Gennadi Kazansky found work as a director's assistant at Lenfilm studios. In 1937 together with Maxim Ruf he made his first film, The Golden Taiga. During World War II he worked as a director at Mosfilm studios. After the war he returned to Lenfilm, where he participated in the making of a biography of famed composer Rimsky-Korsakov. In 1961, Kazansky along with Vladimir Chebotaryev made one of the most famous features in the history of Russian film, The Amphibian Man.

Filmography (as director)

  • Engineer Graftio/ Inzhener Graftio, 1979;
  • Neskanomy naslednik, 1975;
  • Novogodnie priklyucheniya Mashi i Viti, 1975, TV,
  • Ugol padeniya, 1970;
  • The Snow Queen/ Snezhnaya koroleva, 1966;
  • The Amphibian Man/ Chelovek-Amfibiya, 1962;
  • Greshnyy angel, 1962;
  • I snova utro, 1961;
  • Old Man Khottabych/ Starik Khottabych, 1956;
  • Hot Heart/ Goryachee serdtse, 1953;
  • Rimsky-Korsakov/ Rimsky-Korsakov, 1952;