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Well-known Film Director Mikhail Tumanishvili Passes Away
24.12.2010 13:11
Well-known Film Director Mikhail Tumanishvili Passes Away

The well-known Russian film director Mikhail Tumanishvili has died in Moscow. The honored worker of arts was 75 years old.
      The director of films Avariya - doch menta (Failure - the daughter of the cop) (1989), Volkodav (Wolfhound) (1991), Zaveshchaniye Stalina (Stalin's Will) (1993), Krestonosets (Crusader) (1995) and the TV series Marsh Turetskogo died in Moscow on December, 23rd.
      All his life was connected with cinema and theatre. Mikhails father Joseph Tumanishvili was also a film director: he headed the Operetta Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre. Mikhail Tumanishvili was the chief director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980.
      M.Tumanishvili graduated the Actor's Faculty of Schukin Theatre School and the Musical Direction Department of GITIS. He started to work as a stage director in Alexander Pushkin Theatre and Theatre-Studio of Film Actor, however his love of cinema prevailed and so M.Tumanishvili joined the Mosfilm Studio. The year 1981 saw his debut film Otvetnyy khod (Back blow). Altogether Mikhail Tumanishvili directed almost twenty films and serials.
Author: Vera Ivanova


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