Me-hurry Kalatosow

Micheil Kalatosow
me-hurry Kalatosow

me-hurry Kalatosow (native me-hurry Kalatosischwili, * 8. December 1903 in low-read; † 27. March 1973) was a Georgian film director. Its early films were under Stalin verpönt, later won he international prices.


it studied economic science. Starting from 1925 he worked as a Filmschauspieler in Studios of Goskinprom the Grusii. Soon it began to cut and even turn films. 1928 it produced its first short documentary film your kingdom, turned two years later the first feature. Its second film, which is considered to salt Swanetiens (1930) as trailblazing work of the young Soviet documentary film. It is famous for its beautiful pictures and the sensitive view of the hard life in a remote Caucasian village. The Soviet authorities accused to him however to contradict the state ideology. The third feature a nail in the boat was forbidden with the same reason.

Kalatosow was allowed eight years long no more films to turn and had to functions of the administration the Georgian film industry to be limited. 1939 he became main manager of Soviet feature production. In this function he worked for a short time as a Soviet culture representative in Los Angeles. After the Second World War he became a deputy Minister for film production and took up 1950 again its direction career.

Its film if, won 1958 the golden palm with the film festival Cannes pulls the Kraniche (1957), which one of the war destroyed love describes. In Spanish language and with Cuban actors and coworkers turned strips I are Cuba (1964), a surreale hymn on the Cuban revolution, whom the Soviet Union banished 30 years long in archives, received to 2004 in Cannes a Mention Découverte, a commendation as discovery of the yearly. It was brought to years into the 1990er by Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese on the international market.

Kalatosow was one of the few Soviet directors, which was allowed to lead with international film productions direction. 1969 it turned the red tent, an Soviet-Italian Koproduktion with Sean Connery and Claudia Cardinale in the main roles.


  • Opening OF Zahesi, Electric power station (Georgian: Zahesis I turbinis gakhsna), Goskinprom Grusii, 1927
  • Stud farm (Georgian: Tskhenebis pabrika), Goskinprom Grusii, 1927
  • Their Empire (Georgian: Mati samepo), Goskinprom Grusii, 1928
  • Afghan Khan in Tbilisi (Georgian: Avganeli khanis chamosvla Tbilisshi), Goskinprom Grusii, 1928
  • Moscow MCHAT Theatre in Tbilisi (Georgian: Mkhatis teatris gastrolebi), Goskinprom Grusii, 1929
  • Little blindly Girl (Georgian: Usinatlo), Goskinprom Grusii, 1930
  • the salt Swanetiens (Georgian: Jim Shvante), Goskinprom Grusii, 1930
  • the nail in the boat (Georgian: Lursmani cheqmashi), Goskinprom Grusii, 1931
  • courage, (Russian: To Muzhestvo), MOS film, 1939
  • Valeri Chkalov, MOS film, 1941
  • cinema concert k 25-letiyu Krasnoj Armij, MOS film, 1943
  • Moscow music resound, MOS film, 1945
  • Conspiracy OF the Doomed (Russian: Zagovor obrechyonnikh), MOS film, 1950
  • hostile eddy wind (Russian: Vikhri vrazhdebnyye), MOS film, 1953
  • journey with obstacles (Russian: Vernyye druz'ya), MOS film, 1954
  • The roofridge Echelon (Russian: Pervyj eshelon), MOS film, 1955
  • if the Kraniche pull (Russian: Letjat zhuravli), MOS film, 1957
  • a letter, which did not arrive (Russian: Neotpravlennoye pismo), MOS film, 1959
  • I is Cuba (Soy Cuba/Ya Cuba), MOS film, 1964
  • the red tent (Russian: Krasnaya palatka), Vides/Mosfilm, 1969

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