Fédote Bourgasoff

Fédote Bourgasoff (1890–1945) was a Russian-born French cinematographer. He shot the 1927 historical film The Loves of Casanova.[1] He was born Fiodor Burgasow in Lokhvitsa, Poltava then in the Russian Empire and now in Ukraine. After establishing himself in Russian cinema, Bourgasoff fled to France following the Russian Revolution. He worked frequently on films there until his death, often on projects involving many other Russian exiles.

Fédote Bourgasoff
Born9 March 1890
Died12 May 1945
Other namesFiodor Burgasow
Years active1917-1944 (film)

Selected filmography


  1. Klossner p.64


  • Klossner, Michael. The Europe of 1500-1815 on film and television. McFarland & Co, 2002.

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