Creator: Georgi Danelia

aka: Giorgi Danelia
Georgi Danelia or Giorgi Danelia (გიორგი დანელია, born 1930) is a Soviet / Georgian / Russian director and screenwriter known for his Comedy Drama 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.

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)
  • I Step Through Moscow (Я шагаю по Москве) (1963) starring Nikita Mikhalkov
  • Thirty Three (1965)
  • Do Not Grieve (Не горюй!) (1969)
  • Gentlemen of Fortune (Джентльмены удачи) (1972, writer and art director) with Viktoria Tokareva
  • Hopelessly Lost (Совсем пропащий) (1972)
  • Afonya (Афоня) (1975)
  • Mimino (Мимино) (1977)
  • Autumn Marathon (Осенний марафон) (1979)
  • Tears Were Falling (Слёзы капали) (1982)
  • Kin-Dza-Dza! (Кин-Дза-Дза) (1986)
  • Frenchman (Француз) (1988) with Sergei Bodrov
  • The Passport (Паспорт) (1990)
  • Nastya (Настя) (1993)
  • Heads And Tails (Орёл и Решка) (1995)
  • Fortune (Фортуна) (2000)

Tropes common to his films


Alternative Title(s):

Giorgi Danelia, Georgi Daneliya