Larissa Shepitko Efimovna( Director)
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Biography Larissa Shepitko Efimovna
Born January 6, 1938 in Ukraine, in Artemovsk. After graduating from high school in Lviv in 1955, she entered the directing faculty VGIK. The first independent work as a director Larisa Shepitko became diploma film "Heat," the novel by Chingiz Aitmatov's "Camel's Eye" (1963), won prizes at festivals in St. Petersburg and Karlovy Vary. Next the director, the film "Wings" (1966), telling about the postwar fate of the pilots Natalia Petrukhin (in this role withdrew Maya Bulgakov), brought Larissa Shepitko great success. Nevertheless, and this, and follow her paintings were fighting their way to the audience through a slingshot officials from the movie. Even the best film of Larissa Shepitko, "Ascension", staged by Vasil Bykov's novel "Sotnikov", was released only after intervention by the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Belarus Pyotr Masherau. "Ascent" was awarded the main prizes of the All-Union Film Festival in Riga and in West Berlin, as well as the FIPRESCI prize. In 1979, Larissa Shepitko beginning to make a film story by Valentin Rasputin, Farewell to the mothers, but the life of a talented director was tragically cut short on the Leningrad Highway - July 2, 1979 she died in a car crash. The last film Larissa Shepitko finishing her husband, filmmaker Elem Klimov, and rent it out under the title "Farewell". In memory of Larisa Shepitko dedicated to short film "Larissa" (1980).