Evgenii Ivanov-Barkov

Ivanov-Barkov, Evgenii Alekseevich

 

Born Mar. 4, 1892, in Kostroma; died May 18, 1965, in Moscow. Soviet director; People’s Artist of the Turkmen SSR (1952).

Ivanov-Barkov attended the Stroganov Moscow Industrial Arts School during 1911–15. He worked as a designer for the theater and later for films. From 1918 to 1924 he was director and then production chief at Goskino. In 1919 he participated with V.R. Gardin and O.I. Preobrazhenskaia in the Goskino School’s first experimental production, a screen treatment of excerpts from Jack London’s novel The Iron Heel. The antireligious film Judas (1930) was one of Ivanov-Barkov’s major projects. He also directed Mabul (1927, based on the Sholom Aleichem novel) and Poison (1927, screenplay by A.V. Lunacharskii with Ivanov-Barkov). In 1938, he began working in Turkmenistan. (In 1945 he became art director of the Ashkhabad Film Studio.) He directed Dursun (1940), The Prosecutor (1941), the lyrical comedy The Faraway Bride (1948), and the adventure film Extraordinary Mission (1958; with A. Karliev). Ivanov-Barkov received the State Prize of the USSR (1941, 1949), two orders, and various medals.

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