Gleb Anatolyevich Panfilov (Russian: Глеб Анатольевич Панфилов; born 21 May 1934 in Magnitogorsk) is an internationally acclaimed Russian film director noted for a string of mostly historical films starring his wife, Inna Churikova.
Gleb Panfilov at film festival Kinotavr
|Born||21 May 1934|
In the 1980s Panfilov, a chemist by profession, moved to theatre directing, but also found time to adapt for the screen Alexander Vampilov's play Valentina (1981), as well as Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova (1983) and Mother (1989). Vassa won the Golden Prize at the 13th Moscow International Film Festival and Russia's State Prize. He won the Golden Bear at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival for the film The Theme.
Despite the hardships of the 1990s Panfilov was committed to directing The Romanovs: An Imperial Family, an epic story of the Romanov sainthood. The film, finally released in 2000, was a sort of family project involving his wife as well as children. It was also his first movie that did not feature his wife in a leading role.
In January 2006 RTR TV aired Panfilov's miniseries based on Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel The First Circle. The Nobel Prize-winning author helped adapt the novel for the screen and narrated the film.
- Narodnaya militsya (1958)
- Vstavay v nash stroy! (1959)
- Nina Melovizinova (1962) (TV)
- Ubit ne na voyne (1962) (TV)
- Delo Kurta Klauzevitsa (1963) (TV)
- V ogne broda net (1967)
- Nachalo (1970)
- I Want the Floor (1975)
- Tema (1979)
- Valentina (1981)
- Vassa (1983)
- Mother (1990)
- Romanovy: Ventsenosnaya semya (2000)
- V kruge pervom (2006) (TV mini-series)
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- "22nd Moscow International Film Festival (2000)". MIFF. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-27.