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Name: Georgi Daneliya  
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Date of Birth: 25th August 1930
Place of Birth: Tbilisi, Georgia, Soviet Union (now Georgia)
Profession: Director
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Georgi Daneliya (Russian: Георгий Николаевич Данелия; born Tbilisi, 25 August 1930) is a Russian film director of Georgian descent, who became known throughout the Soviet Union for his sad comedies (as he styles them), bittersweet as the life itself.

Danelia graduated from the Moscow Architecture Institute and worked as an architect. His 1964 feature I Step Through Moscow, starring Nikita Mikhalkov, is one of the most characteristic films of the Khrushchev Thaw. Danelia's most popular movies were probably "Mimino" (1977), about a Georgian pilot's adventures in Moscow, and "The Authumn Marathon" (1980), about a translator vacillating between his wife and lover. In 1986 he directed a weird sci-fi feature, "Kin-Dza-Dza". Most of his films featured his wife Lyubov' Sokolova, which has been cited by the Guinness Book of Records as the most prolific film actress ever, and his friend Yevgeny Leonov. Danelia was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1990. Recently, he has been involved in animation projects.


  • Fortune (Фортуна) (2000)
  • Oryol i reshka (1995)
  • Nastya (1993)
  • The Passport (Паспорт) (1990)
  • Kin-Dza-Dza (Кин-Дза-Дза) (1986)
  • Tears Were Dropping (Слёзы капали) (1982)
  • Autumn Marathon (Осенний марафон) (1979)
  • Mimino (Мимино) (1977)
  • Afonya (Афоня ) (1975)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Sovsem propashchiy) (1972)
  • Don't Grieve (Не горюй, Ar daidardo) (1969)
  • 33 (1965)
  • Walking the Streets of Moscow (Я шагаю по Москве) (1963)
  • To the Port (Put k prichalu) (1962)
  • Seryozha (1960)

Web links

  • Georgi Daneliya in IMDB

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