Director,
Writer,
Producer
Born 1946, USSR
 
 
Vladimir BORTKO
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Владимир Владимирович БОРТКО
Vladimir BORTKO
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2016 - About love (О любви) [fiction, 95 mn]
2015 - The soul of a spy (Душа шпиона) [fiction, 110 mn]
2011 - Peter the First. The Testament (Петр Первый. Завещание) [fiction, TV serial, 216 mn]
2009 - Taras Bulba (Тарас Бульба) [fiction, 100 mn]
2003 - Idiot (Идиот) [TV fiction, full length film]
1997 - The Circus Burned Down, And The Clowns Dispersed (Цирк сгорел и клоуны разбежались) [fiction, 100 mn]
1992 - Good Luck, Gentlement! (Удачи вам, господа!) [fiction, 102 mn]
1991 - Afghan Breakdown (Афганский излом) [fiction, 140 mn]
1988 - Sobachye serdtse (Собачье сердце) [TV film, 130 mn]
1987 - Having Lied Once (Единожды солгав) [fiction, 96 mn]
1986 - Voice (Голос) [fiction, 25 mn]
1984 - Without Family (Без семьи) [fiction, 163 mn]
1984 - The Blonde Around the Corner (Блондинка за углом) [fiction, 83 mn]
1980 - My Father Is an Idealist (Мой папа идеалист) [fiction, 88 mn]
1978 - The Investigation Commission (Комиссия по расследованию) [fiction, 85 mn]
1975 - Canal (Канал) [fiction, 87 mn]
 
Writer
2016 - About love (О любви) by Vladimir BORTKO [fiction, 95 mn]
2015 - The soul of a spy (Душа шпиона) by Vladimir BORTKO [fiction, 110 mn]
2009 - Taras Bulba (Тарас Бульба) by Vladimir BORTKO [fiction, 100 mn]
1975 - Canal (Канал) by Vladimir BORTKO [fiction, 87 mn]
 
Producer
2011 - Peter the First. The Testament (Петр Первый. Завещание) by Vladimir BORTKO [fiction, TV serial, 216 mn]

Author :

Awards :
Taras Bulba :
First prize, Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
Sobachye serdtse :
Ecran d'or de Varsovie, 1989
Grand prix du festival de Perugia (Italie) en 1989

Biography
Vladimir Bortko was born in Moscow. After studying geology in Kiev, he did his military service in 1965-1966. He worked as a technician in Kiev until 1969, the year when he entered the Kiev National Karpenko-Kary Institute of Theatre and Arts, where he was a student of Machschenko. From 1974, he worked as an assistant-director at the Dovzhenko Film Studio and in 1980 he became a director at Lenfilm Studio. He gained popularity with his third film The Blonde Around the Corner (Блондинка за углом) with Andrei Mironov and Tatyana Dogileva. In 1988, during perestroika years, his adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel, The Heart of Dog (Собачье сердце) with Yevgeny Yevstigneyev and Vladimir Tolokonnikov, achieved a great breakthrough. In 2003, he made an adaptation for the television of The Idiot by Dostoïevski, that was acclaimed by the industry and earned the Best Actor award for Yevgeny Mironov at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
- RUSSIA BEYOND : Dix films soviétiques à voir absolument Alexandra GOUZEVA, 2020, RUSSIA BEYOND
- Vladimir Bortko : Peter the First. The Testament (Petr Pervyi. Zaveshchanie, 2011) , Peter ROLLBERG, 2012, kinokultura.com
- Жил-был Петр Первый 2011, gazeta.ru
- Vladimir Bortko : Taras Bul’ba (2009) (2) , Stephen NORRIS, 2009, kinokultura.com
- Vladimir Bortko : Taras Bul’ba (2009) , Ian APPLEBY, 2009, kinokultura.com
- Vladimir Bortko : Master and Margarita (Master i Margarita, TV, 2005) , Polina BARSKOVA, 2005, kinokultura.com