Director,
Writer
Born 1937, USSR
 
Died 1974
Gennadi SHPALIKOV
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Геннадий Федорович ШПАЛИКОВ
Guennadi CHPALIKOV
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
1966 - Long and Happy Life (Долгая счастливая жизнь) [fiction, 70 mn]
 
Writer
1968 - A Glass Accordeon (Стеклянная гармоника) by Andrei KHRZHANOVSKY [animation, 21 mn]
1966 - Long and Happy Life (Долгая счастливая жизнь) by Gennadi SHPALIKOV [fiction, 70 mn]
1966 - Ya rodom iz detstva (Я родом из детства) by Viktor TUROV [fiction, 105 mn]
1966 - Once Upon a Time, Here Lived Kozyavin (Жил - был Козявин) by Andrei KHRZHANOVSKY [animation, 10 mn]
1964 - I am Twenty (Застава Ильича / Мне двадцать лет) by Marlen KHUTSIEV [fiction, 175 mn]
1963 - I Walk Around Moscow (Я шагаю по Москве) by Georgi DANELIYA [fiction, 78 mn]

Awards :
Long and Happy Life :
Grand-prix du Festival de Bergamo, 1966

Biography
Poet, film director, screenwriter.
Born in the family of a military engineer.
In 1955 graduated from Kiev’s Suvorov Military School where he took up writing poems and stories. In 1956-61 he studied at VGIK’s script-writing faculty. His first major work was the script to «Ilyich’s Outpost» filmed by Marlen Khutsiev. This led to him writing screenplays for such films as «Walking the Streets of Moscow», «I Am From Childhood», «You And Me» and others. «Long Happy Life» was Shpalikov’s first and only film as director.
In 1974 Gennadi Shpalikov committed suicide.