Colleagues from the Moscow State Movie Academy introduced that Russian director Vladimir Menshov received the 1981 Oscar for Finest Overseas Language Movie for “Moscow Does Not Imagine in Tears” in 1981. He was contaminated with the coronavirus on Monday. Handed away on the age of 81.
“I simply realized of his loss of life,” Vladimir Hotinenko, chairman and director of VGIK’s characteristic movie division, advised AFP.
“We all know he has covid-19, however his situation is delicate. That is completely terrifying and surprising,” he added. “His loss of life will tear up a big a part of our widespread tradition,” Hotinenko stated.
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin expressed his grief over the massive losses suffered by Russian cinema and tradition.
The Kremlin spokesperson stated that President Vladimir Putin expressed his most honest condolences.
Menshov was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union, first as an actor after which as a director. He’s well-known for the film “Moscow Does Not Imagine in Tears”, which turned one in every of solely two Soviet movies to win the Oscar for Finest Overseas Language Movie in 1981. His 1984 movie “Love and Doves” can also be highly regarded in Russia.