Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Stanislav Govorukhin - Well-known film director and actor
Stanislav Sergeyevich Govorukhin was born on March 29, 1936 in the Perm Region (now Perm Territory). In childhood Stanislav often starved, because his mother had to take care of two children alone, whereas his father was subjected to repression.
Later Stanislav studied at the Geological Faculty of the Kazan State University, but did not worked long in his profession – very soon he became fond of cinematography and eventually became the founder of the first television studio in Kazan. In 1961 he entered the directors’ faculty of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. His graduation work was the film Vertical starring Vladimir Vysotsky.
During the period from 1966 to 1988 Govorukhin worked at Odessa Film Studio. He was one of the founders of the International Festival Gold Duke and then worked at Mosfilm Studio.
Altogether Govorukhin has directed about 15 films, the most famous of which include Angel’s Day, Life and Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed, The Rifleman of the Voroshilov Regiment, and others. He appeared as an actor in a number of films, among which there was Assa, Amidst Gray Stones, Bastards, The 9th Company, and others. He has written 14 scenarios and 3 books. In the early 1990s Govorukhin came to big-time politics. In December 1993 he was elected a deputy in the State Duma.