Georgi Danelia or Giorgi Danelia (გიორგი დანელია, born 1930) is a Soviet / Georgian / Russian director and screenwriter known for his ComedyDrama films. He initially studied architecture, but began studying directing at the Mosfilm Studio in 1956. His films have been extremely popular and remain so today.
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!Works (director unless stated otherwise)
* ''Vasisuali Lohankin'' (Васисуалий Лоханкин) (1958); short
* ''Also People'' (Тоже люди) (1959); short
* ''Splendid Days'' (Серёжа) (1960); co-directed with Igor Talankin
* ''The Road to Berth'' (Путь к причалу) (1962)
* ''IStepThroughMoscow'' (Я шагаю по Москве) (1963) starring Creator/NikitaMikhalkov
* ''ThirtyThree'' (1965)
* ''DoNotGrieve'' (Не горюй!) (1969)
* ''GentlemenOfFortune'' (Джентльмены удачи) (1972, writer and art director) with Viktoria Tokareva
* ''HopelesslyLost'' (Совсем пропащий) (1972)
* ''Afonya'' (Афоня) (1975)
* ''{{Mimino}}'' (Мимино) (1977)
* ''AutumnMarathon'' (Осенний марафон) (1979)
* ''TearsWereFalling'' (Слёзы капали) (1982)
* ''KinDzaDza'' (Кин-Дза-Дза) (1986)
* ''Frenchman'' (Француз) (1988) with Sergei Bodrov
* ''The Passport'' (Паспорт) (1990)
* ''Nastya'' (Настя) (1993)
* ''HeadsAndTails'' (Орёл и Решка) (1995)
* ''Fortune'' (Фортуна) (2000)
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!Tropes common to his films
* BlackComedy
* BittersweetEnding
* {{Dramedy}}
* GenreBusting
* FrenchNewWave: His major influence.
* MundaneFantastic
* KafkaKomedy
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