|Died||24 May 2013 87) (aged|
|Resting place||Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow|
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Pyotr Yefimovich Todorovsky (Russian : Пётр Ефи́мович Тодоро́вский, Ukrainian : Петро Юхимович Тодоровський, 26 August 1925 – 24 May 2013) was a Russian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer of Jewish origin. His son Valery Todorovsky is also a film director.
Todorovsky joined the Red Army during World War II and drew on his war experiences for a number of films, including Rio-Rita (2008). In the 1950s, he worked as a cinematographer for Marlen Khutsiev. He liked to play guitar and composed songs for some of his films.
Todorovsky's early 1980s melodramas gained him wide popularity in the Soviet Union. They have been described as "delightfully unpretentious comedies, homourous and touching at the same time".
Todorovsky's Intergirl (1989) was the first Soviet film about prostitution and caused quite a stir. His next film Encore, Once More Encore! (1992) presents a grim picture of moral prostitution in a dull, provincial garrison town.
Todorovsky was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1985. Encore, Once More, Encore! won the 1992 Nika Award for Best Film. Wartime Romance (1983) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.It was also entered into the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, where Inna Churikova won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov is a Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union. Mikhalkov is a three-time laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation and is a Full Cavalier of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland".
The Nika Award is the main annual national film award in Russia presented by the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Science. It was established in 1987 in Moscow by Yuli Gusman, and ostensibly modelled on the Oscars. The Russian Academy Award takes its name from Nike, the goddess of victory. Accordingly, the prize is modelled after the sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace.
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Kinotavr, also known as the Sochi Open Russian Film Festival is an open film festival held in the resort city of Sochi, Russia annually in June since 1991. In 1994-2005 consisted of two parts: the Open Russian Film Festival (ORFF) and the International Film Festival (IFF). Now it is the largest national film festival in Russia. There is a second film festival, known as Sochi International Film Festival and Awards.
Intergirl is a 1989 Soviet drama film. Set in Leningrad in the time of perestroika during the 1980s. The film was the most popular Soviet film in 1989 and made a star of leading actress Elena Yakovleva.
Wartime Romance is a 1983 Soviet film directed by Pyotr Todorovsky. It tells the story of a soldier and a nurse separated by World War II and briefly reunited in 1950.
Encore, Once More Encore! is a 1992 post-war eccentric tragi-comedy set at the end of the Forties and the beginning of the Fifties. Release in the US took place October 10, 1992.
Inna Mikhailovna Churikova is a Soviet and Russian film and theatre actress.
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Yevgeny Vitalevich Mironov is a Russian film and stage actor, Meritorious Artist of Russian Federation (1996), People's Artist of Russia (2004), State Prize of the Russian Federation laureate - 1995, 2010. Yevgeny Mironov lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
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Country of the Deaf is a 1998 Russian crime film directed by Valery Todorovsky, loosely based on Renata Litvinova's novel To Own and Belong. The film set in a fictional underworld of deaf-mute people in Moscow. The film was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Prostitution in the Soviet Union was not officially recognised until 1986.