|Yakov Alexandrovich Protazanov|
January 23, 1881|
Moscow, Russian Empire
|Died||August 8, 1945
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Yakov Alexandrovich Protazanov (Russian: Я́ков Алекса́ндрович Протаза́нов; January 23 (O.S. February 4), 1881 – August 8, 1945) was a Russian and Soviet film director and screenwriter, and one of the founding fathers of cinema of Russia.
In the period from 1911 to 1918 he directed some 80 features, including The Queen of Spades (1916) and Father Sergius (1917), which have been acclaimed as his masterpieces. Ivan Mozhukhin starred in many of his early films.
In 1928, he directed the White Eagle, with Vsevolod Meyerhold and Vasili Kachalov. The Three Million Trial (1926) and St. Jorgen's Day (1930) launched the film careers of two outstanding Soviet actors, Igor Ilyinsky and Mikhail Zharov.
Tribute to Yakov Protazanov
In 2014, The Silent Film Festival in Pordenone,Italy - "RUSSIAN LAUGHS", the silent comedies of Yakov Protazanov, the exhibition curated by Peter Bagrov and Natalia Noussinova, the translation of the Italian-language film has been entrusted by Vladislav Shabalin..
- Departure of a Grand Old Man (1912)
- The Queen of Spades (1916)
- Satan Triumphant (1917)
- Father Sergius (1917)
- Aelita (1924)
- The Tailor from Torzhok (1925)
- His Call (1925)
- The Case of the Three Million (1926)
- Man from the Restaurant (1927)
- The Forty-first (1927)
- Don Diego and Pelagia (1928)
- The White Eagle (1928)
- Ranks and People (1929); co-directed with Mikhail Doller
- St. Jorgen's Day (1930)
- Tommy (1931)
- Marionettes (1934)
- About Oddities of Love (1936)
- Without Dowry (1937)
- Salavat Yulayev (1941)
- Nasreddin in Bukhara (1943)