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Ilya Petrovich KOPALIN

film director

Ilya KOPALIN, USSR Film director. Presidium member, Organization Committee, USSR Union of Cinematography Workers; Honoured Art Worker Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1956; Popular Artist, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic since 1961. О. о Lenin; medals; Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1942, 1946 1948, 1949, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Background

KOPALIN, Ilya was born in 1900.

Career

Since 1925 in film work. Made documentary films: “Za urozhay” (For the Harvest) (1929). “Na Dunae” (On the Danube) (1940).

Co-directed “Razgrom nemetskikh voysk pod Moskvoy” (The Rout of the German Troops before Moscow) (1942). “Osvobozhde nie Chekhoslovakii” (The Liberation of Czechoslovakia) (1955). Co-directed “Den pobedivshey strany” (The Day of the Victorious Nation) (1947).

Novaya “Albaniya” (The New Albania) (1948). ’’Obnovlenie Zemli” (Rejuvenation of the Land) (1950). ”Za mir i druzhbu” (For Peace and Friendship) (1954).

First wide-screen stereophonic documentary film “V chudesnom gorode” (In the Miraculous City) (1955). “Den nashey zhizni” (A Day in our Life), etc.

Politics

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Membership

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.