Gleb Panfilov (1934) is a director of great scope and vision. Predominantly known for historical adaptations, in 1967 he was awarded the coveted Golden Lion for his early film,‘There is no Path Through the Fire’. A recent project was a historical television series about the Romanovs. Panfilov grew up in Yekaterinburg, and as a child he snuck inside the famous Ipatiev house and saw a red handprint on the wall. He cites this moment as the beginning of his desire to be a filmmaker.