Samuil Bubrik

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Bubrik, Samuil Davydovich


Born June 10 (22), 1899, in Belostok; died Oct. 16, 1965, in Moscow. Soviet film director. Honored Art Worker of the Latvian SSR (1949).

Bubrik studied at the directors’ workshop of the State Technicum of Cinematography in 1928-29 with S. M. Eisenstein. In 1931 he became a director at the Central Studio of Documentary Films. Bubrik filmed the documentary biographies Vladimir Mayakovsky (1940; new version, 1953), Maxim Gorky (1940; new version, 1958), Vissarion Belinskii (1948; with V. N. Nikolai), Pushkin (1948), Leo Tolstoy (1953), Chekhov (1954; new version, 1960), Dostoevsky (1956), Bernard Shaw (1956), Lenin Lived Here (1957), Robert Burns (1958), N. K. Krupskaia (1959), Rabindranath Tagore (1961), Stanislavsky (1963), The All-Union Elder (1964) about M. I. Kalinin, Across the Hills of Time (1965), and others. He also took part in the production of the publicistic films Peace Will Conquer War (1949), The Year 1905 (1955), Viva, Cuba! (1960), Heroes Do Not Die (1963), and others. Bubrik taught in the camera operators’ department of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (1933-36). He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1948.


“O dokumental’no-biograficheskom fil’me.” In the collection Dokumental’noe kino segodnia. Moscow, 1963. Pages 217-30.
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