Leonid Trauberg was born 17 January 1902 (there is conflicting information that he was born the previous year ) in Odessa. His father, Zahar Davidovich Trauberg (1879, Odessa – 1932, Leningrad) was a publisher and a journalist, an employee of "Southern Review" and "New Gazette" newspaper (1918), later director of the printing house LUCS (Leningrad Union of Consumer Societies) in Leshtukov Lane, 13 ; mother, Emilia Solomonovna Weiland (1881, Bessarabia Orhei – 1934, Leningrad), was a homemaker . With the move to Petrograd, the family settled in the house number 7, Apt. 4 Kolomna street.In December 1921, together with Grigori Kozintsev, G. K. Kryzhitsky and Sergei Yutkevich he wrote the "Manifesto of the Eccentric Theater", which was announced during a debate organized by them. In 1922, Kozintsev and Trauberg organized a theater workshop "Factory of the Eccentric Actor" (FEKS), and in the same year staged an eccentric re-imagining of the play Marriage by Nikolai Gogol. For two years they staged three more plays based on their own material, and in 1924 moved their experiments in the area of eccentric comedy in film, transforming the theater workshop into the Film School FEKS. The Adventures of Oktyabrina (1924) – the first short film of Kozintsev and Trauberg was a continuation of their theatrical experiences based on their own script; it was an attempt to combine politics (to expose the NEPman who helped the imperialists) with outright buffoonery and according to Yury Tynyanov, "a rampant collection of tricks, which the directors amassed, starved for movies." In the second eccentric short film Mishki versus Yudenich (1925) which no longer starred variety and circus actors who joined the directors from the theater (among them was Sergey Martinson), instead the actors were students of the film school, including Sergei Gerasimov, Janina Żejmo, Andrei Kostrichkin. The first feature film of Kozintsev and Trauberg – romantic melodrama The Devil's Wheel (1926), scripted by Adrian Piotrovsky – was already a mature work. Love for dazzling eccentricity was combined with a convincing display of urban life. In this film was established the constant creative collective of FEKS's; not including the directors, it included the cinematographer Andrei Moskvin and artist Evgeny Eney, who worked with Kozintsev during almost all of his films. In the years 1926–1932, Leonid Trauberg taught at the Leningrad Institute of Performing Arts, in 1926–1927 he was the head of the film department of the Leningrad Theatre Institute. In 1961–1965 he taught at the USSR State Committee for Cinematography at VKSR. He died on 13 November 1990 and was buried in Moscow at Kuntsevo Cemetery.
Filmes e Séries de TV
Wind of Freedom
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Life in a Citadel
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The Vyborg Side
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The Return of Maxim
The second part of trilogy about the life of a young factory worker, Maxim. In July 1914, the Bolsheviks and Mensehviks compete for representation of the working-class in the Duma. Maksim, who just re...
The Youth of Maxim
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The Club of the Big Deed
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Filme soviético baseado em histórias Nikolai Gogol "Nevsky Prospekt" e "The Overcoat".
The Devil's Wheel
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The Adventures of an Octoberite
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