Alexander Mitta

Alexander Naumovich Mitta (Russian: Алекса́ндр Нау́мович Митта́; born 28 March 1933 in Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian film director, screenwriter and actor.

Alexander Mitta in 2017

Mitta's birth name was Alexander Naumovich Rabinovich (Russian: Рабино́вич). He studied engineering (graduated in 1955), then worked as a cartoonist in art and humour magazines. In 1960 Mitta graduated at the film directing faculty of the VGIK.

Mitta's career as film director and screenwriter spans from the 1960s until the 2010s. Among the movies are Shine, Shine, My Star (1970) about actors trying to survive and work during the time of the Russian revolution or the high budget catastrophe movie Air Crew (1979). For his work Mitta obtained numerous awards in the Soviet Union and Russia.

In 1980, Mitta was a member of the jury at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]

Mitta supported the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, even though he also noted that he didn't like that it serves as a distraction for many from other problems Russia is facing.[2]




Film schoolEdit

In the 2000s Mitta began a film school.


  1. ^ "Berlinale 1980: Juries". Retrieved 2010-08-15.
  2. ^ Грачёв, Сергей (26 August 2014). "Александр Митта: «Россия нищает, а все делают вид, что так и надо»". Retrieved 1 May 2018.

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