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Mikhail Schweitzer

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Name  Mikhail Schweitzer

Role  Film director
Full Name  Mikhail Abramovich Schweitzer
Born  16 March 1920 (1920-03-16) Perm, USSR
Occupation  Film director, screenwriter
Died  June 2, 2000, Moscow, Russia
Awards  Nika Award - Lifetime Achievement Award
Movies  The Golden Calf, Little Tragedies, Dead Souls, Michman Panin, The Kreutzer Sonata
Similar People  Leonid Kuravlyov, Sergei Yursky, Zinovy Gerdt, Aleksandr Trofimov, Tamara Syomina

Mikhail (or Moisei/Moses) Abramovich Schweitzer (Russian: Михаил (Моисей) Абрамович Швейцер, 16 February 1920, Perm, RSFSR - 2 June 2000, Russia) was an outstanding Soviet film director, People's Artist of the RSFSR and People's Artist of the USSR


Mikhail Shveitser graduated from VGIK, directing class of Sergei Eisenstein art workshop. He started to work at Mosfilm Studios since 1943. Shveitser was an assistant director of Man No 217 film production in 1944. Mikhail Romm was a director of that film. When Shveitser lost his job after his first movie Glorious Path which was filming in the contestation with a cosmopolitism period, he could be accepted to work at Sverdlovsk Film Studios only with Mikhail Romm's help.


  • Glorious Path / Путь славы (1949)
  • Other People's Relatives / Чужая родня (1955)
  • Resurrection / Воскресение (1960–1962)
  • Time, Forward! (1965)
  • The Little Golden Calf / Золотой телёнок (1968)
  • Karousel/Карусель (1970)
  • Funny People / Смешные люди (1974)
  • Escape of Mr. McKinley / Бегство мистера Мак-Кинли (1976)
  • Little Tragedies / Маленькие трагедии (1979)
  • Dead Souls / Мёртвые души (1984)
  • The Kreutzer Sonata / Крейцерова соната (1987)
  • Как живёте, караси? (1991)
  • Listen up, Fellini! / Послушай, Феллини! (1993)
  • Awards

  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class (13 March 2000) - for outstanding contributions to the development of national cinema
  • Order of Honour (28 December 1995) - for services to the state, many years of fruitful activity in the arts and culture
  • People's Artist of the USSR (3 May 1990) - for great contribution to the development of Soviet cinema
  • Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1965)
  • People's Artist of the RSFSR (1977)
  • USSR State Prize (1977)
  • State Prize of the RSFSR Vasiliev brothers - 1989
  • Prize of the President of the Russian Federation - 1998
  • Kinotavr Special Prize "for creativity", 1992
  • Laureate of the Golden Aries Prize, 1995
  • References

    Mikhail Schweitzer Wikipedia