Director Sergei Yutkevich

Production year 1955

Length 107min.

Country Russia


Bassed on the tragedy by William Shakespeare.


Best Director | Cannes IFF, France, 1956


Sergei Yutkevich
Sergei Yutkevich



Sergei Yutkevich

Director of Photography

Yevgeni Andrikanis

Production designer

Valeriy Dorrer, M. Karyakin, Arnold Vaysfeld

Music by

Aram Khachaturian


Boris Volskiy


Klavdiya Aleyeva, Georgiy Mariamov


Sergei Bondarchuk, Irina Skobtseva, Andrei Popov, Vladimir Soshalsky, Yevgeni Vesnik, Antonina Maximova

Production company(ies)


Sergei Yutkevich

Born 1904, Saint Petersburg, Russia – 1985, Miscow. Yutkevich began work as a teen doing puppet shows. Between 1921 and 1923, he studied under Vsevolod Meyerhold. Later, he helped found the Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS), which was primarily concerned with circus and music hall acts. He began working in film in the 1920s and started directing in 1928. His films often were cheerier than most Russian films as he was influenced by American slapstick, among other things. However, he also made serious historical films, docudramas, and biopics.He won Cannes's Best Director Award twice: for Othello in 1956 and for Lenin in Poland in 1966. In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the Moscow IFF.In 1967, he was the President of the Jury of the Moscow IFF.


Give Radio! (1925, short), The Lace (1928), Black Sail (1929), Golden Mountains (1931), Shame (1932, co-dir/: Fridrikh Ermler), Ankara – The Heart of Turkey (1934, doc.), How the Voter Is Going to Vote (1937, short), The Miners (1937), The Man with the Gun (1939), Yakov Sverdlov (1940), Combat Series 7 (1941, 2 segments), New Adventures of Švejk (1945), Hello Moscow! (1946), Liberated France (1946 , doc.), Youth of Our Country (1946, doc.), Three Meetings (1949, segment), Przhevalsky (1951), Skanderbeg (1954), Othello (1955), Stories about Lenin (1957), Encounter with France (1960, doc.), The Bath House (1961, anim.), Lenin in Poland (1966), About Human Dignity (1967, doc.), Jamilya (1969), A story for a Small Novel (1969), Mayakovski Is Laughing (1976, anim.), Lenin in Paris (1981).

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