Mikhail Kalatozov

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Mikhail Kalatozov

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First Name

Mikhail

Surname or Business Name

Kalatozov

Years Affiliated

2020

Birth Date

1903

Birthplace

Russia

Death Date

1973

Occupation

Film Director

Biographical Text

Mikhail Kalatozov was a prominent film director who largely contributed to both Georgian and Russian cinema. He studied economics before starting his extensive filmmaking career in 1923. He had his solo directorial debut in 1930 with the documentary Salt for Svanetia and directed several propaganda films during World War II. He also worked as a cultural attaché at the Soviet Embassy in the United States, and was later appointed Deputy Film Minister of the Soviet Union. He is best known for his World War II drama, The Cranes Are Flying (1958), which won the Palm d’Or at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

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Citation

“Mikhail Kalatozov,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 31, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/720.