Anatoly Baluev

(born in 1946, village Kochevo of Perm District, died in 2013, Yekaterinburg) is a Russian documentary filmmaker. In 1973 he graduated from the faculty of Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), then worked as an editor, and then a director at Sverdlovsk Film Studio, where he shot most of his films. From 1999 to 2006 he worked as a director and head of combining TV movies on STRC "Ural" (Yekaterinburg).


Oh, Bicycle!, 1976; By Choice, 1979; Farewell of Slavianka, 1983; The Fugue, 1988; Hill, 1990; We Were Smoke, 1992; Waves, 1994; Tupi-Tap, 1996; The Choir, 1998; «Bikkoboy (SacrificeofBulls)», 2000; «Russia, the Beginning», 2001; «The Breath of Life», 2002; Mam; 2004; San-Donato, 2005; Swing, 2006; Mirage, 2009; Silver Horse, 2011; Stardust, 2012.

The Fugue (0+)

USSR , 1988, colour, 76 min.
Director: Anatoly Baluev
Film is a mixture of newsreel of almost all countries and nations from the end of XIX century until 1980s. Parallel to the documentary shots throughout the picture as a common thread goes a fiction or staged story with some well-known actors. The film is silent: no actor's dialogues, announcer's explanations or notes of any kind. The idea of the movie could be summarized by a laconic aphorism: "In the XX century the mankind became mortal".


Prize "For the talented director" at the First Russian festival of documentary films (Volgodonsk)