CULTURE


Renowned Russian filmmaker passes away at 93

Baku, March 19, AZERTAC

Legendary Soviet and Russian filmmaker and People’s Artist of the USSR Marlen Khutsiev has died at the age of 93, a spokesman for the Russian Union of Cinematographers told TASS on Tuesday.

"Marlen Martynovich died today at 07:00 a.m.," the spokesman said. The farewell ceremony is expected to be held at Moscow’s Cinema House.

Khutsiev had been hospitalized ahead of the New Year together with his wife Irina Solovyova, who died on January 4 in intensive care.

The Georgian-born filmmaker is best known for his cult films from the 1960s, including Spring on Zarechnaya Street, July Rain and I Am Twenty.

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