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Name  Alexander Mitta
Siblings  Yelena Agrachyova
Children  Yevgeni Mitta
Spouse  Liliya Mayorova
Role  Film director

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Education  Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography
Movies  Chagall ‑ Malevich, Air Crew, How Czar Peter the Great Mar, Granitsa Tayozhnyy roman, Lost in Siberia
Similar People  Valeri Frid, Elena Proklova, Aleksandra Yakovleva, Leonid Bichevin, Irina Mazurkevich

Chagall Malevich

Alexander Naumovich Mitta (Russian: Алекса́ндр Нау́мович Митта́; born 28 March 1933 in Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian film director, screenwriter and actor.


Mitta's birth name was Alexander Naumovich Rabinovich (Рабино́вич). He studied engineering (graduated in 1955), then worked as a cartoonist in art and humour magazines. In 1960 Mitta graduated at the film directing faculty of the VGIK.

Mitta's career as film director and screenwriter spans from the 1960s until the 2010s. Among the movies are Gori, gori, moya zvezda (Гори, гори, моя звезда, 1969) about actors trying to survive and work during the time of the Russian revolution or the high budget catastrophe movie Air Crew (1979). For his work Mitta obtained numerous awards in the Soviet Union and Russia.

In 1980, Mitta was a member of the jury at the 30th Berlin International Film Festival.

Mitta supported the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014, even though he also noted that he didn't like that it serves as a distraction for many from other problems Russia is facing.


  • 1961 — Друг мой, Колька! — My Friend, Kolka!
  • 1962 — Без страха и упрёка — No Fear and No Remorse
  • 1965 — Звонят, откройте дверь — They're Calling, Open the Door
  • 1969 — Гори, гори, моя звезда — Shine, Shine, My Star
  • 1972 — Точка, точка, запятая… — Dot, Dot, Comma...
  • 1974 — Москва, любовь моя — Moscow, My Love
  • 1976 — Сказ про то, как царь Пётр арапа женил — How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor
  • 1979 — Экипаж — Air Crew
  • 1982 — Сказка странствий — The Story of Voyages
  • 1988 — Шаг — A Step
  • 1991 — Затерянный в Сибири — Lost in Siberia
  • 2000 — Граница. Таёжный роман — The Border. Taiga Romance
  • 2002 — Раскалённая суббота — Red-hot Saturday
  • 2004 — Лебединый рай — Swan Paradise
  • 2013 — Шагал — Малевич — Chagall - Malevich
  • Actor

  • 1967 – Июльский дождь – July Rain
  • References

    Alexander Mitta Wikipedia