Biography of Ivan Dykhovichny

Biography of Ivan Dykhovichny

Ivan Vladimirovich Dykhovichny – director, actor, screenwriter, producer, TV presenter.

Ivan was born on October 16, 1947 in Moscow. Family in the biography of Ivan Dykhovichny had a significant impact on the formation of his personality. His father Vladimir Abramovich Dykhovichny was a famous playwright, and the mother of Alexander Sinani was a ballerina. At first, Ivan decided to become an actor. He entered the School of Schukin at the theater faculty. He graduated in 1969, after which he began to play in the Taganka Theater. Ivan Dykhovichny in biography spent ten years in this theater. He played in productions: “Hamlet”, “Ten Days That Shook the World”, “Comrade, Believe…” and others. Also starred in several films, for example,

“Moscow, my love,” “Doctor of Philosophy.”

Then he decided that it was not enough to be an actor for him. Dykhovichny intended to become a director, enrolled in the Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors. There he studied in the workshop of Eldar Ryazanov. A few short films in his biography, director Ivan Dykhovichny removed during his studies. For example, “Elia Isaakovich and Margarita Prokofievna,” “Where does the fish come from?”, “Face”. The first full-length film was a joint work with Sergei Soloviev “Black Monk”. This film was awarded the prize of Georges Sadul in 1988, as the best film debut. A great success was the film “Prorva”, released in 1992. The film reached the final of the Yalta-94 Film Forum “Nomination: Cinema, XXI Century”.

Also film director Ivan Dykhovichny in the biography collaborated with television. He was the main director from 1998 to 2000 on the channel Russia. Also tried myself as a TV presenter – he led the program “Dodge 22”, “Incredible stories.” For television Dykhovichny removed the tape “Women’s role.”

Among other director’s works of the author are: “Music for December”, “Unknown Weapon or Crusader-2”,

“Kopeyka”, “Fatal War. Photo of the Abyss”, “Breath-exhalation”. The last work in the biography of Dykhovichny Ivan Vladimirovich was the picture “Europe-Asia”. In this tragicomedy starred real stars of Russia: Tatiana Lazareva, Ivan Urgant, Ksenia Sobchak, Sergey Shnurov and others. The film was presented by Dykhovich on “Kinotavr” in June 2009, but the author did not manage to live until the premiere. Ivan Dykhovichny died on September 27, 2009 from a long illness.

Among the main legacies that Dykhovichi left to society is the festival of contemporary and author’s cinema “Tomorrow / 2Morrow”. On October 16, 2009 the third film festival was opened. Also for his biography Dykhovichny received awards at film festivals “Love the cinema!”, “Window to Europe”, the prize of the film press and others.


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Biography of Ivan Dykhovichny