In St. Petersburg, at the age of 73, Russian director Alexander Rogozhkin died. “Alexander Rogozhkin died yesterday, October 23, after a long illness,” the press service of the Lenfilm studio told Interfax on Sunday, October 24.
“With the departure of Alexander Vladimirovich Rogozhkin, Russian cinema has suffered a heavy loss,” said Lenfilm. Films by Rogozhkin, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation and laureate of the State Prize of Russia, “have received awards at many prestigious film festivals.”
When and where the director’s farewell and funeral will take place is still unknown.
Alexander Rogozhkin is a Soviet and Russian director, under his leadership the series Streets of Broken Lanterns, Destructive Force, as well as the films Peculiarities of the National Hunt, Peculiarities of National Fishing, Cuckoo and others were shot. In the 1970s, he worked at the Leningrad television and the Lenfilm film studio.