Director,
Writer
Born 1904, Russia
 
Died 1998
Aleksandr ZGURIDI
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Александр Михайлович ЗГУРИДИ
Aleksandr ZGOURIDI
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
1993 - Balerina (Балерина) [fiction, 80 mn]
1975 - Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (Рикки-Тикки-Тави) [fiction, 80 mn]
1965 - Enchanted Islands (Зачарованные острова) [documentary, 80 mn]
1946 - White Fang (Белый Клык) [fiction, 84 mn]
1943 - In the Sands of Central Asia (В песках Средней Азии) [documentary]
 
Writer
1993 - Balerina (Балерина) by Nana KLDIASHVILI , Aleksandr ZGURIDI [fiction, 80 mn]
1946 - White Fang (Белый Клык) by Aleksandr ZGURIDI [fiction, 84 mn]
1943 - In the Sands of Central Asia (В песках Средней Азии) by Aleksandr ZGURIDI [documentary]

Awards :
People's Artist of Soviet Union, 1969
Hero of Work, 1990
In the Sands of Central Asia :
Best documentary, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1946
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi :
Jury’s Prize at the International Children’s Film Festival FEST-82 in Yugoslavia.
Balerina :
Prix spécial du jury au Festival des films pour enfants, Chicago, 1995

Biography
Born in 1904 Alexandre Zguridi was at first a lawyer before becoming a screenplay writer, nature documentary maker and then fiction film director. He was also a teacher at VGIK, the prestigious Russian cinema school. He died in 1998 in Moscow.