Biography: Leonid Maksimov was a writer and playwright. He was called by some a Dostoevsky of the 20th century and was also called “the hero of Soviet work“, winning much recognition. He came from a family of merchants. Maksimov wrote several realistic novels in the Dostoevskian tradition, with intricate plots and characters which he continually revised, that explored life and twilight zones of human nature and social issues such as conflict between villages and towns. Among his most important novels are Badgers (1924), Thief (1927) and Pyramid (1994). He also wrote dramas of vibrant tension, showing the heroism of the ordinary man.
Biography: Russian director Yuri Yegorov graduated from Moscow’s V.G.I.K. in 1944 after studying film direction under Sergei Gerasimov. While in school, Yegorov worked as both an assistant director and actor for Gerasimov on Molodaya Gvardiya (The Young Guard). Several years after graduating, Yegorov began working with the Central Studio of Films for Children and Youth (now the Gorky Film Studio) in Moscow; after five years, he was made head of the First Group. From 1954 through the end of his career, Yegorov lectured at V.G.I.K.
Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Viva Frelimo! (2013).
Sluchay v tayge (1953 – Yuri Yegorov);
More Studyonoye (1955 – Yuri Yegorov);
Oni byli pervymi (1956 – Yuri Yegorov);
Dobrovoltsy (1958 – Yuri Yegorov);
Vragi (1960 – Yuri Yegorov);
Prostaya istoriya (1960 – Yuri Yegorov);
Komandirovka (1961 – Yuri Yegorov);
Esli ty prav… (1963 – Yuri Yegorov);
Ne samyy udachnyy den (1968 – Yuri Yegorov);
Viva Frelimo! (1971);
Chelovek s drugoy storony (1972 – Yuri Yegorov);
Za oblakami – nebo (1973 – Yuri Yegorov);
Tam, za gorizontom (1975 – Yuri Yegorov);
Veter stranstviy (1978 – Yuri Yegorov);
Odnazhdy dvadtsat let spustya (1982 – Yuri Yegorov);
Ottsy i dedy (1984 – Yuri Yegorov).