Biography

Sergei Appolinarievich Gerasimov (21 May 1906 – 26 November 1985) was one of the most reputable Soviet film directors and screenwriters.

The oldest film school in the world, the VGIK, bears his name. Gerasimov started his film industry career as an actor in 1924. At first he appeared in Kozintsev and Trauberg films, such as The Overcoat and The New Babylon. Later, he was commissioned to produce screen versions of the literary classics of Socialist realism. His epic screenings of Alexander Fadeyev's The Young Guard (1948) and Mikhail Sholokhov's And Quiet Flows the Don (1957–58) were extolled by the authorities as exemplary.

During several decades of their teaching in the VGIK Gerasimov and his wife Tamara Makarova prepared many generations of Russian actors. In his last movie Gerasimov played Leo Tolstoy, while Makarova was cast as Tolstoy's wife. Gerasimov is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery of Moscow. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sergei Gerasimov (film director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sergei Appolinarievich Gerasimov (21 May 1906 – 26 November 1985) was one of the most reputable Soviet film directors and screenwriters.

The oldest film school in the world, the VGIK, bears his name. Gerasimov started his film industry career as an actor in 1924. At first he appeared in Kozintsev and Trauberg films, such as The Overcoat and The New Babylon. Later, he was commissioned to produce screen versions of the literary classics of Socialist realism. His epic screenings of Alexander Fadeyev's The Young Guard (1948) and Mikhail Sholokhov's And Quiet Flows the Don (1957–58) were extolled by the authorities as exemplary.

During several decades of their teaching in the VGIK Gerasimov and his wife Tamara Makarova prepared many generations of Russian actors. In his last movie Gerasimov played Leo Tolstoy, while Makarova was cast as Tolstoy's wife. Gerasimov is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery of Moscow. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sergei Gerasimov (film director), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1906-05-21

Day of Death 1985-11-26

Place of Birth Kundravy, Urals, Russian Empire

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Also Known As

  • Сергей Герасимов
  • Sergey Gerasimov
  • Sergueï Guerassimov
  • Sergei Appolinarievich Gerasimov

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1984 Lev TolstoyDirector
1980 At the Beginning of Glorious DaysDirector
1980 The Youth of PeterDirector
1976 The Red and the BlackDirector
1974 Mothers and DaughtersDirector
1972 Любить человекаDirector
1969 By the LakeDirector
1967 JournalistDirector
1962 Men and BeastsDirector
1957 Die WindroseDirector
1957 Quiet Flows the DonDirector
1952 Сельский врачDirector
1951 The New ChinaDirector
1948 The Young GuardDirector
1944 The Great LandDirector
1943 The InvincibleDirector
1941 MasqueradeDirector
1936 The Brave SevenDirector
1931 AloneAssistant Director

Writing

1984 Lev TolstoyWriter
1980 At the Beginning of Glorious DaysWriter
1980 The Youth of PeterWriter
1976 The Red and the BlackWriter
1972 Любить человекаScreenplay
1969 By the LakeWriter
1962 Men and BeastsWriter
1958 Память сердцаScreenplay
1957 Quiet Flows the DonWriter
1948 The Young GuardWriter
1944 The Great LandScreenplay
1943 The InvincibleScreenplay
1941 MasqueradeWriter
1936 The Brave SevenScreenplay

Acting

1984 Lev Tolstoy as Lev Tolstoi
1974 Mothers and Daughters
1969 By the Lake
1967 Journalist as Колесников
1962 Men and Beasts
1941 Masquerade
1929 Fragment of an Empire
1929 The New Babylon as Lutro, the journalist
1926 The Overcoat as Drunkard
1926 The Devil's Wheel as Man The Question

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