Mikhail Agranovich (cinematographer)

Mikhail Leonidovich Agranovich (Russian: Михаи́л Леони́дович Аграно́вич; born 1946) is a Soviet and Russian cinematographer, director and teacher. He became an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1987).

Mikhail Agranovich
Mikhail Leonidovich Agranovich

(1946-09-08) September 8, 1946 (age 75)
Occupationcinematographer, director
Years active1970–present
AwardsNika Award (1988)
Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR (1989)
TEFI (2006)


Mikhail Agranovich was born on September 8, 1946, in Moscow. His father, Leonid Agranovich, was also a director. Mikhail Agranovich graduated from VGIK in 1970, the workshop of Alexander Halperin. Since 1975, he has worked at the Mosfilm studio as an operator.

He has credits on more than thirty films, and has worked with leading names in Soviet cinema such as Mikhail Schweitzer, Tengiz Abuladze and Gleb Panfilov. In 1995 he made the film Za co? with the Polish director Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Mikhail Agranovich has repeatedly been awarded professional prizes and awards; his films Repentance and Mother received special prizes of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]

In 2000 he directed Come Look at Me, together with Oleg Yankovsky.

Agranovich teaches at VGIK. He directs the workshop at the camera faculty. Since 2015, he has been head of the department of camera skills in VGIK.

In 2011, Agranovich was the chairman of the jury at the festival Window to Europe  [ru] in Vyborg.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Agranovich's first marriage was to Emilia Kulik, the announcer of the All-Union Radio. They had a son, Alexei, born in 1970, who is also now a director.[4]

Agranovich's second marriage was to Lidiya Fedoseyeva-Shukshina.[5]

His third marriage, to the director and documentary screenwriter Alla Agranovich, produced a daughter Maria (born 1989). In 2010, Maria graduated from the Directing Department of VGIK. In 2011, her debut film No problem won the prize for young filmmakers at the contest Kinotavr Short Meter.[6]

Selected filmographyEdit




  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes - Site Officiel / Institutionnel". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes - Site Officiel / Institutionnel". Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "XXV Фестиваль российского кино "Окно в Европу"". Okno-filmfest.ru. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Сноб". Snob.ru. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Михаил Агранович: Я быстро научился заплетать косички дочерям Шукшина". Sobesednik.ru. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Призеры". Kinotavr.ru. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Победители конкурса «ТЭФИ-2006» — «Профессии»". Tefi.ru. Archived from the original on 25 June 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2017.

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