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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Yuri Illienko

He was born in Ukraine and studied photography at the cinema school of Moscou, the VGIK. He worked for the Yalta studios and got back to Ukraine. He worked as a director of photography with Serguei Paradjanov. He made his first full length film in 1965 and a second one in 1968. These two movies were censored. His feature film L’oiseau blanc à tache noire released in the Soviet Union. He made 7 more films. He is one of the most important directors of Dovzenko studios in Ukraine.