Sergey Mikaelyan

Sergey Gerasimovich Mikaelyan (Russian: Серге́й Гера́симович Микаэля́н; 1 November 1923 – 10 December 2016)[1] was a Soviet film director and winner of the USSR State Prize (1976). He directed ten films between 1965 and 1986. His 1983 film Vlyublyon po sobstvennomu zhelaniyu was entered into the 33rd Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Sergey Mikaelyan
Sergey Gerasimovich Mikaelyan

(1923-11-01)1 November 1923
Died10 December 2016(2016-12-10) (aged 93)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1965-1986


Sergey Mikaelyan was born on 1 November 1923 in Moscow.

When he was seventeen he voluntarily served in the Great Patriotic War and was wounded at Rzhev.[3][4] In 2015 he published a novella titled "Not Killed at Rzhev" (Russian: Не убит подо Ржевом) about his experiences in the war.[5][6]

In 1951 he graduated from the directing department of GITIS (workshop of Boris Zakhava, Maria Knebel, A. Popov), and then, in 1959, the director's course at the Mosfilm.[7]

Sergey Mikaelyan staged performances in the Saratov, Gorky, Moscow, and Leningrad theaters. He also worked as the chief director of the Tashkent Russian Theatre named after M. Gorky (1954-1956).[7] Since 1956 served as director of the film studio Lenfilm.[3] From 1959 to 1961 was director at the Gorky Film Studio.[8]

Since 1989, Mikaelyan was the artistic director of the "Petropolis" studio.[9] He died on 10 December 2016 in St. Petersburg and was buried in the Serafimovskoe Cemetery.[10]


Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Не стало великого кинорежиссера Сергея Микаэляна". Lenfilm (in Russian). Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1982 Programme". Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Умер старейший режиссер киностудии "Ленфильм" Сергей Микаэлян" (in Russian). RIA Novosti.
  4. ^ "Полвека дебютному фильму Сергея Микаэляна". Lenfilm (in Russian).
  5. ^ "Сергей Микаэлян: «Не убит подо Ржевом»". Lenfilm (in Russian).
  6. ^ Sergey Mikaelyan. "Not Killed at Rzhev" (in Russian). Zhrunalny Zal.
  7. ^ a b c "Sergey Mikaelyan director" (in Russian). Encyclopedia of National Cinema.
  8. ^ "Скончался старейший режиссер «Ленфильма» Сергей Микаэлян" (in Russian). Star Hit.
  9. ^ "Creative association "Petropolis" swept "Lenfilm"" (in Russian). Kommersant.
  10. ^ "На «Ленфильме» простились с Сергеем Микаэляном" (in Russian). NTV.
  11. ^ "ВКФ (Всесоюзный кинофестиваль)" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 7 January 2011.

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