Svetlana Druzhinina

Svetlana Sergeevna Druzhinina[1] (Russian: Светла́на Серге́евна Дружи́нина; born 16 December 1935 in Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian actress, film director, screenwriter, film producer. She is best known for directing the Gardes-Marines trilogy consisting of Gardes-Marines, ahead!, Viva Gardes-Marines! and Gardes-Marines-III.

Svetlana Sergeevna Druzhinina
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Svetlana Druzhinina (2009)
Born (1935-12-16) 16 December 1935 (age 85)
NationalityRussian
EducationBallet School of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, Ballet School of the Bolshoi Theatre, VGIK
OccupationActress, Director, Screenwriter, Film producer
Spouse(s)Anatolij Mukasej
ChildrenAnatolij Mukasej (died in 1988), Mihail Mukasej

BiographyEdit

Svetlana Druzhinina was born on 16 December 1935 in Moscow.[2] In 1946, Druzhinina entered the circus school, where she successfully worked with a group of circus acrobats for one year. A year later she moved to the ballet school at the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. In 1955 she graduated from the ballet school of the Bolshoi Theatre, where she studied together with future ballet stars Māris Liepa and Natalya Kasatkina. Because of a serious injury Druzhinina couldn’t become a dancer.

In 1955 Druzhinina debuted as an actress in the movie Showcase for Supermarket (Russian: "За витриной универмага"). She played a shop assistant Sonja Bozhko. From 1955 to 1965 she was an actress at the central studio of Gorky Film Studio.

In 1960 Druzhinina graduated from the VGIK Faculty of Actor (actor's workshop of Olga Pyzhova and Boris Bibikov).

In 1969 Druzhinina graduated from the VGIK Faculty of Director (workshop of Igor Talankin), her thesis film was Zinka (screenwriter B. Mazhaev). In the same year she began her work as a director on Mosfilm.

Druzhinina was a hostess of the first Soviet humor TV shows and competitions called KVN on the Central Television (together with Mikhail Derzhavin).

Her debut as a director was in the movie called Fulfillment of Desires (Russian: "Исполнение желаний") (1974) based on the novel by Veniamin Kaverin.

Druzhinina received her recognition and national love as a director in 1987 after the release of the TV film Gardes-Marines, ahead! This was her first experience as a director of a historical movie, and it was very successful. Later the history of the Russian Empire became the main theme of her work.

From 2000 to the present time Druzhinina is directing a TV series about the history of Russia in the 18th century called Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century.

FamilyEdit

Mother - Anna Danilovna Myznikova, the Don Cossack, worked as a teacher in kindergarten. Father - Sergei Ivanovich Druginyn, son of a priest, the driver (died during the Great Patriotic War).

Husband - Anatoly Mukasey (born 26 July 1938), Soviet and Russian filmmaker, People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2009). In 2013, the couple celebrated the 55th anniversary of marriage.

  • The eldest son - Anatoly Mukasey, died in 1988.
    • grandson - Daniil (born 24 February 1987), engaged in computer editing movies.
  • The youngest son - Michael Mukasey (born 3 January 1966), the Russian filmmaker and film producer.
    • grandson - Maxim, granddaughter - Elizabeth
  • Third daughter-in-law - Yekaterina Gamova (born 17 October 1980), the Russian volleyball player of the national team, twice world champion, Merited Master of Sports of Russia. Michael and Yekaterina were married on 17 August 2012.

FilmographyEdit

Director, screenwriter and producerEdit

Year Film Russian Title
1969 Zinka Зинка Director (Thesis)
1974 Fulfillment of Desires Исполнение желаний Director
1977 The Sun, the Sun Again Солнце, снова солнце Director, Screenwriter
1979 Matchmaking Hussar Сватовство гусара Director, Screenwriter
1980 Dulcinea del Toboso Дульсинея Тобосская Director
1982 The Circus Princess Принцесса цирка Director, Screenwriter
1988 Gardes-Marines, Ahead! Гардемарины, вперёд! Director, Screenwriter
1991 Viva Gardes-Marines! Виват, гардемарины! Director, Screenwriter
1992 Gardes-Marines III Гардемарины III Director, Screenwriter
2000 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №1. Testament Emperor Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 1-й. Завещание императора Director, Screenwriter
2000 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №2. Testament Empress Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 2-й. Завещание императрицы Director, Screenwriter
2001 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №3. I am the Emperor Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 3-й. Я - император Director, Screenwriter
2001 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №4. Overthrow Goliath Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 4-й. Падение Голиафа Director, Screenwriter
2003 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №5. Second Bride Emperor Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 5-й. Вторая невеста императора Director, Screenwriter
2003 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №6. The death of the young emperor Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 6-й. Смерть юного императора Director, Screenwriter
2008 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №7. Viva, Anna! Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 7-й. Виват, Анна! Director, Screenwriter, Film producer
2011 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №8. Part 1. Hunting for a princess Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 8-й, часть 1. Охота на принцессу Director, Screenwriter
2013 Secrets of Palace coup d'etat. Russia, 18th century. Film №8. Part 1. Hunting for a princess Тайны дворцовых переворотов. Россия, век XVIII-ый. Фильм 8-й, часть 2. Охота на принцессу Director, Screenwriter
2019 Gardes-Marines IV[3] Гардемарины IV Director

ActorEdit

Year Film Russian Title Role
1955 Showcase for supermarket За витриной универмага Sonja Bozhko
1955 Good morning Доброе утро belle of the ball (uncredited)
1956 Herdsman song Песнь табунщика girl in a conservatory
1957 It Happened in Penkovo Дело было в Пеньково Larissa
1960 The bridge can not move Мост перейти нельзя (the character's name is not specified)
1960 Bad omen Плохая примета Klava
1961 The Girls Девчата Anfisa
1961 Eagle island Орлиный остров Irina Rodova, archaeologist
1962 On Seven Winds На семи ветрах Tonya Baykova
1962 Somewhere a son Где-то есть сын Nadia
1963 Monday is a hard day Понедельник день тяжелый Udaltsova
1963 Collecting clouds Собирающий облака teacher
1964 What is the sea? Какое оно, море? (the character's name is not specified)
1964 Green light Зелёный огонёк (the character's name is not specified)
1964 Fifth poplar Пятый тополь (the character's name is not specified)
1965 Beloved Любимая Sophia
1965 Loneliness Одиночество Maria Kosova
1970 Heart of Russia Сердце России Olga Nikolaevna

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Светлана Дружинина, 1935 — Режиссер".
  2. ^ "Светлана Дружинина".
  3. ^ "Дружинина: новые Гардемарины расскажут о войне с Турцией 1787 года". RIA Novosti. 10 December 2015.

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