Leonid Trauberg

Born: 17 January 1901, Odessa, Ukraine
Died: 14 November 1990, Moscow, Russia

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  • VYBORGSKAYA STORONA

    VYBORGSKAYA STORONA

    The final part of the trilogy about the young Bolshevik activist Maxim sees him appointed Commissar of the National Bank following the Russian Revolution.

  • SHINEL

    SHINEL

    A fantastical, visually inventive adaptation of two short stories by Nikolai Gogol, made by the FEKS (Faculty of the Eccentric Actor) Studio.

  • NOVYI VAVILON

    NOVYI VAVILON

    New Babylon, the last silent film directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, is a story of political compromise and personal pain during the Paris Commune of 1871.

  • VOZVRASHCHENIYE MAKSIMA

    VOZVRASHCHENIYE MAKSIMA

    The second film in a trilogy about a young Bolshevik activist is set in 1914, on the eve of World War I.

  • YUNOST MAKSIMA

    YUNOST MAKSIMA

    The first in the ‘Maksim trilogy’ is a landmark of Soviet Socialist Realism directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg, who made some of the most original Soviet films of the 1920s.

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