Viktor Ivchenko

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Viktor Illarionovich Ivchenko (Ukrainian: Віктор Іларіонович Івченко) was a film director and writer in Soviet Ukraine.

Ivchenko was born in the city of Bohodukhiv, Kharkov Governorate, on October 9, 1912. In 1933 he graduated from the Kharkiv Road-Construction College and in 1937 - the Kiev Theater Institute. Ivchenko also was a play director of the Ukrainian Drama Theater of M.Zankovetska (1937–1953) and a film director of the Dovzhenko Film Studios (1953–1972).

Ivchenko was first married to Olga Nozhkina, later - Ninel Myshkova.

He wrote scripts for "Forest Song" (1961) and "Annychka" (1968).


  • "Marina's Destiny" (1953)
  • "Nazar Stodolya" (1955)
  • "There is a such fellow" (1956)
  • E.A. — Extraordinary Accident (1958)
  • "Ivanna" (1959)
  • "Forest Song" (1961)
  • "Hello, Hnat!" (1962)
  • "Silver coach" (1963)
  • "Viper" (1965)
  • "The 10th step" (1967)
  • "Frost was falling" (1969)
  • "Way to Heart" (1970)
  • "Sofia Hrushko" (1971)

He died on September 7, 1972, at the age of 60.

Awards and Prizes[edit]


In 1953, Ivchenko and Isaak Shmaruk were nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival for the film "Marina's Destiny".

External Links[edit]

Viktor Ivchenko at the Internet Movie Database