Dimitri Kirsanoff

Dimitri Kirsanoff (Russian: Дими́трий Кирса́нов) (6 March 1899 – 11 February 1957) was an early filmmaker, considered part of the French Impressionist movement in film. He is known for his inexpensively made experimental films.[1]

Dimitri Kirsanoff
Born
Markus David Sussmanovitch Kaplan

6 March 1899
Died11 February 1957
Paris, France
NationalityRussian (Latvian or Estonian)
EducationÉcole Normale de Musique, Paris
Occupationfilm director
Spouse(s)Nadia Sibirskaïa
Berthe Noëlla Bessette (later known as Monique Kirsanoff)

Early life

Kirsanoff was born Markus David Sussmanovitch Kaplan (Маркус Давид Зусманович Каплан)[2] on the 5th of March 1899 [3] in Tartu (then Juryev), Estonia, then Russian Empire . In the early 1920s he moved to Paris and became involved in cinema through playing cello in the orchestra at showings.[4] He began making films on his own, and never worked with a production company.[1]

He was married to the actress Nadia Sibirskaïa who starred in several of his early films.

In the early 1920s after moving to Paris (where he started to study at the

Filmography

  • L'ironie du destin (1923) lost film
  • Ménilmontant (1926)
  • Sables (1927)
  • Destiny (1927)
  • Brumes d'automne (1929)
  • Rapt: la séparation des races (1934)
  • Les berceaux (1935)
  • Visages de France (1936)
  • La fontaine d'Aréthuse (1936)
  • La jeune fille au jardin (1936)
  • Franco de port (1937)
  • La plus belle fille du monde ne peut donner que ce qu'elle a (1938)
  • L'avion de minuit (1938)
  • Quartier sans soleil (1939, released 1945)
  • Deux amis (1946)
  • Faits divers à Paris (1950)
  • Arrière-saison (1950)
  • La mort du cerf: une chasse à courre à Villiers-Cotterets (1951)
  • Le témoin de minuit (1953)
  • Le crâneur (1955)
  • Ce soir les jupons volent (1956)
  • Miss Catastrophe (1957)

See also

References

  1. David Bordwell & Kristin Thompson, 1993. Film History: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  2. "Raduraksti - Войти". www.lvva-raduraksti.lv.
  3. Hoyer, Dirk (1 December 2016). "Dimitri Kirsanoff: The Elusive Estonian". Baltic Screen Media Review. 4 (1): 5–15. doi:10.1515/bsmr-2017-0001.
  4. "Dictionnaire du cinéma français des années vingt". Association française de recherche sur l'histoire du cinéma (AFRHC). Retrieved 2008-03-02.
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