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Elem Klimov

Born in 1933 in Stalingrad. A Russian filmmaker noted for his documentary-style camerawork and his grotesque, unsympathetic characters. He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1957 and The Film Direction Faculty of VGIK (class of Y. Dzigzan) in 1964. Together with G. Lavrov and M. Khutsyiev he finished M.Romm's uncompleted film And Still I Believe (1974). Klimov was the founding First Secretary of the Union of Soviet Filmmakers (1985-89). He earned worldwide acclaim with Come and See (1985), a stark, unrelenting account of a young boy's passage to manhood as a partisan in war-torn Belarussia in the early 1940s. Klimov was married to the late director Larisa Shepitko (1938-1979), whose unrealized final project, Farewell (1981), he directed.