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Tsymbal, Evgeny

Born: 1949 (Yeysk, Krasnodar Province, Soviet-Union (now Russia))
Evgeny Tsymbal began work at the Mosfilm Studios in Moscow in the 1970's and worked in production and as an assistant director in films by Andrei Tarkovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Larisa Shepitko and Eldar Rizanov amongst others. Commencing his own film career with a variety of short films, Tsymbal acheived critical acclaim with the prize-winning short Defence Council Sedov (46 mins) and continued this success with The Tale of the Unextinguished Moon (1990). Subsequent work continued in the sphere of documentary film, with works such as Roads of Commonwealth (1995), Ways of Agricultural Reform (1995), Homeland (1996), In Memory: Alexander Kaidanovskyi (1996), 1001 Stories About Cinema: Vladimir Naumov (1998) and the award-winning Stalker's Dreams (1998), His second film about Kaidanovskyi, who played the leading role in Tarkovsky's film Stalker. Recent work includes the documentary films Ordinary Bolshevism (1999) and Dziga and his Brothers (2002). In addition to directing, Tsymbal has continued his work as a scriptwriter, historian and journalist publishing articles in journals including Iskusstvo kino, Kinovedcheskie Zapiski, Museum, Russian Literature, Sight and Sound, Premier, Artes, New Statesman and Chaplin


  • Dziga and his Brothers, 2002
  • Ordinary Bolshevism, 1999
  • Stalker's Dreams, 1998
  • 1001 Stories About Cinema: Vladimir Naumov, 1998
  • In Memory: Alexander Kaidanovskyi, 1996
  • Homeland, 1996
  • Roads of Commonwealth, 1995
  • Ways of Agricultural Reform, 1995
  • The Tale of the Unextinguished Moon, 1990
  • Defence Council Sedov