Mark Donskoy (in the center) with cinematographers from East Germany, 1963
|Born||Mark Semyonovich Donskoy
6 March 1901
Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
|Died||21 March 1981
Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||1926 - 1981|
Mark Semyonovich Donskoy (Russian: Марк Семёнович Донско́й; 6 March [O.S. 21 February] 1901 – 21 March 1981) was a Soviet film director. His most famous work (Stalin Prize in 1941) was the Gorky Trilogy, consisting of The Childhood of Maxim Gorky, My Apprenticeship, and My Universities.
- The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938)
- Rainbow (1944)
- "The Unvanquished" ("Nepokorennye") (1945)
- Mother (1955)
- A Mother's Heart (1965)
Honours and awards
- Stalin Prizes:
- 2nd class (1941) - for the films "The Childhood of Maxim Gorky" (1938) and "People" (1939)
- 1st class (1946) - for the film "Rainbow" (1943)
- 1st class (1948) - for the film "Village Teacher" (1947)
- USSR State Prize (1968) - for the film "Heart Mother" (1966)
- People's Artist of USSR (1966)
- Hero of Socialist Labour (1971)
- Two Orders of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution (18 March 1981)
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour
- Highest Award of the American Film Critics Association 1944 - for the film "Rainbow"
- Award of the newspaper "Daily News» - for best foreign film shown in the U.S. in 1944 ("Rainbow")
- Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival 1946 - for the movie "The Unvanquished"
- Special prize of the Italian journalists Venice IFF 1948 - for the film "My Universities"
- Award for Best Director Film Festival in Paris 1949 - for "The Country Teacher"
- First Prize in Stockholm International Film Festival 1949 - for the film "My Universities"
- Prize R. Unningtona Edinburgh International Film Festival in 1955 - for the films "The Childhood of Maxim Gorky", "The People" and "My Universities"
- Prize for best director at the Locarno International Film Festival 1960 - for the film "Foma Gordeev"
- Special Diploma in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1970 - for the film "Rainbow"
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