Vasily Shukshin

Vasily Shukshin

Director/ Writer / Actor

Vasili Shukshin, one of Russian cinema’s most notable figures, was born in 1929, in a small Siberian village. His directorial debut, ‘There Is Such a Lad’ (1964) was met with standing ovations and international awards. Shukshin’s films are humorous and melancholic, exploring the struggle between his working class rural background and the city dwelling intelligentsia who dominated filmmaking at the time.

Films