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Gleb Anatol’evich Panfilov

film director

Gleb Panfilov, USSR Film director.


Panfilov, Gleb was born on December 21, 1934.


Graduated from the Advanced Directors’ Courses at Mosfilm Studio.


Initially trained as a chemical engineer in Sverdlovsk. Became known after his first feature film No Ford in the Fire, 1968. The Debut, 1970, confirmed his reputation.

I Wish to Speak, 1975, was attacked by the critics, and was shelved for some time but re-released in 1987. The Theme was completed in 1980 but banned for 7 years. Works mainly at Lenfilm Studio in Leningrad.

Married to the talented character actress Inna Churikova, who plays leading roles in many of his films.