26 August 1925|
|Died||24 May 2013
Moscow, Russian Federation
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Pyotr Yefimovich Todorovsky (Russian: Пётр Ефи́мович Тодоро́вский, Ukrainian: Петро Юхимович Тодоровський, 26 August 1925 – 24 May 2013) was a Russian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer of Jewish origin. His son Valery Todorovsky is also a film director.
Todorovsky joined the Red Army during the World War II and drew on his war experiences for a number of films, including Rio-Rita (2008). In the 1950s, he worked as a cinematographer for Marlen Khutsiev. He likes to play guitar and has composed songs for some of his films.
Todorovsky's Intergirl (1989) was the first Soviet film about prostitution and caused quite a stir. His next film Encore, Once More Encore! (1992) presents a grim picture of moral prostitution in a dull, provincial garrison town. His 1995 film What a Wonderful Game was entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival.
Todorovsky was named a People's Artist of Russia in 1985. Encore, Once More, Encore! won the 1992 Nika Award for Best Film. Wartime Romance (1983) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also entered into the 34th Berlin International Film Festival, where Inna Churikova won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
- Urban Romance (1970)
- Wartime Romance (1983)
- Intergirl (1989)
- Encore, Once More Encore! (1992)
- What a Wonderful Game (1995)
- Скончался режиссер Петр Тодоровский
- Тодоровский Пётр Ефимович
- Anna Lawton. Kinoglasnost: Soviet Cinema in Our Time. Cambridge University Press, 1992. Page 42.
- Anna Lawton. Imaging Russia 2000: Film And Facts. New Academia Publishing, 2004. ISBN 9780974493435. Page 61.
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- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
- "Berlinale: 1984 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-01-06.