Yevgeny Yufit

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Yevgeny Yufit
Born 1961
Died 13 December 2016
  • Filmmaker
  • Painter
  • Photographer

Yevgeny Yufit (also known as Evgenii Iufit, 1961 – 13 December 2016) was a Russian filmmaker, photographer and painter, born in Leningrad.[1] He was a founding member of Russia's Parallel Cinema movement.[2][3]

Yufit first became famous for his macabre short films, which, like the films of Guy Maddin, often looked as though they had been made during the 1920s or 1930s. In the 1990s, Yufit began making features similar in style to his shorts, with plots often centered on genetic experimentation and pseudoscience. His most notable feature film is Silver Heads, made in 1998. He is often described as a necrorealist.[2][4] He died on 13 December 2016 in Petergof.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Russian Necrorealist Cinema: The Films of Evgenii Iufit". Russian Film Symposium at University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  2. ^ a b "FILM FORUM LECTURE SERIES - Spring 2007 Schedule". Montclair University. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Умер отец некрореализма Евгений Юфит - Артгид". Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Dmitry Shlapentokh; Vladimir Shlapentokh (1993). Soviet cinematography, 1918-1991: ideological conflict and social reality. Transaction Publishers. p. 226. ISBN 978-0-202-30462-5. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Умер режиссер-некрореалист Евгений Юфит" (in Russian). 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Eugene Yufit (1961–2016)". Artforum. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.