Soviet and Russian director and screenwriter Gleb Panfilov died in Moscow. Seven months ago, his wife, actress Inna Churikova, died.
Died famous director Gleb Panfilov. He was 89 years old. The director of the Lenkom Theater Mark Varshaver told RIA Novosti about the death of the director.
“A misfortune happened. The great director Gleb Anatolyevich Panfilov passed away,” Varshaver said. According to him, the date and time of farewell will be announced later.
Panfilov was hospitalized at the Sklifosovsky Institute with a stroke on May 11. After the director developed pneumonia. He was in a very bad state. He was transferred to a rehabilitation center, and from there to “one of the hospitals in Moscow.”
The other day Varshaver reported that Panfilov feels unwell, but his condition is assessed as satisfactory.
Gleb Panfilov is the husband of actress Inna Churikova, who died in early 2023.
Gleb Panfilov made the films “Vassa”, “In the First Circle”, “Mother”, “Beginning”, for which he received a prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1971. In 1990, at the Cannes Film Festival, he was awarded a special prize for outstanding artistic achievement for the film “Mother”.
It was during the filming of the film “The Beginning” about the fate of Joan of Arc and the actress who plays her role that Gleb met Inna Churikova, who became his muse and wife.
In 1986, he made his debut as a theater director at the Lenkom Theater with a production of Hamlet starring Oleg Yankovsky.
Panfilov was born on May 21, 1934 in Magnitogorsk. In 1966, he began working at Lenfilm, where he filmed his feature debut “There is no ford in the fire”, which won the main prize at the film festival in Locarno, Switzerland.
Recall that actress Inna Churikova died on January 14, 2023 in Moscow after a long illness.