Zahari Zhandov

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Zahari Zhandov (Bulgarian: Захари Жандов) (1 June 1911 – 2 February 1998) was a Bulgarian film director, script writer and cinematographer. He was born on 1 June 1911 in the city of Rousse. At first he studied mathematics and then administrative sciences at Free University of Political and Economic Sciences, today UNWE in Sofia.[1] His debut in film-making was with the a short documentary One Day in Sofia (Edin den v Sofia, 1946). Later he came to direct films like Shibil (1968), Birds Come Flying to Us (Ptitzi dolitat, 1971) and The Master of Boyana (Boyanskiyat maystor, 1981). Zhandov got a Golden palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957 for the film Earth (Zemya). In 1969 he was a member of the jury at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

He died on 2 February 1998 in Sofia.[3]

Career[edit]

Director[edit]

  • One Day in Sofia (Edin den v Sofia) (1946)
  • People in the Clouds (Hora sred oblatzite) (1946)
  • Alarm (Trevoga) (1951)
  • Septembrists (Septemvriytzi) (1954)
  • Earth (Zemya) (1957)
  • Beyond the Horizon (Otvad horizonta) (1960)
  • The Black River (Chernata reka) (1964)
  • Awakened After Ages (Razbudeni sled vekove) (1964)
  • Shibil (1968)
  • Birds Come Flying to Us (Ptitzi dolitat) (1971)
  • The Master of Boyana (Boyanskiyat maystor) (1981)

Writer[edit]

  • One Day in Sofia (Edin den v Sofia) (1946)
  • People in the Clouds (Hora sred oblatzite) (1946)
  • Awakened After Ages (Razbudeni sled vekove) (1964)
  • Shibil (1968)
  • Birds Come Flying to Us (Ptitzi dolitat) (1971)
  • The Master of Boyana (Boyanskiyat maystor) (1981)

Cinematographer[edit]

  • One Day in Sofia (Edin den v Sofia) (1946)
  • People in the Clouds (Hora sred oblatzite) (1946)
  • Alarm (Trevoga) (1951)

References[edit]

General
  • ""In Memory of Zahari Zhandov", Yako Molhov". www.onlinebg.com. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  • Zahari Zhandov on IMDb
Specific
  1. ^ http://www.duma.bg/node/20933
  2. ^ "6th Moscow International Film Festival (1969)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  3. ^ "Zahari Zhandov - bio". www.bgmovies.org. Retrieved 2008-06-18.