Medvedev congratulated the people’s artist of Russia Vitaly Melnikova’s 90th anniversary
MOSCOW, may 1. /TASS/. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the people’s artist of Russia, film Director and scriptwriter Vitaly Melnikov’s 90th anniversary. Suitable congratulatory telegram published Tuesday on the government website.
“Each painting is a special view of the artist and a rare directorial talent. Your works always get a poignant, touching, heartfelt, very sincere. Many years of their love, watching, reviewing the audience”, the telegram reads.
Vitaly V. Melnikov was born on 1 may 1928 in the village Mazanovo (far Eastern region, now — the Amur region of the Russian Federation). He graduated from the directing Department of the Moscow all-Union state Institute of cinematography (VGIK; now all — Russian state Institute of cinematography. S. A. Gerasimov).
The audience’s recognition of Vitaly Melnikov brought the adventure Comedy “Head of Chukotka” (1966), in which the main role was played by Mikhail Kononov. Among the most famous films directed include: the Comedy “Seven brides of corporal zbrueva” (1970) and “Hello and goodbye” (1972), the melodrama “the Elder son” on the eponymous play by Alexander Vampilov (1975) drama “Vacation in September” on the play by Alexander Vampilov “Duck hunt” (1979, premiere 1987), melodrama “to marry the captain” (1985), the historical drama “poor, Poor Paul” on the play by Dmitry Merezhkovsky “Paul I” (2003). In 2012, the screens came the romantic drama “the Fan” with the participation of Svetlana Ivanova, Kirill Pirogov and Oleg Tabakov. A total of Vitaly Melnikov has directed more than 20 feature films.