Vladimir Naumov

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  • Name: Uladzimir Navumau ( Vladimir Naumov )
  • Date of birth: 6 December 1927
  • Age: 89 years
  • Place of birth: Saint Petersburg
  • Height: 185
  • Activity: film Director, screenwriter, actor, producer, teacher, people’s artist of the USSR
  • Family: married Natalya Belokhvostikova

    Vladimir Naumov: biography

    Vladimir Naumov, a Soviet and Russian film Director, screenwriter and actor. He taught at the higher courses of cinematography at VGIK. The most significant directorial works are considered Naumov «World incoming», «Running» and «Teheran-43».

    Vladimir was born in St. Petersburg into the family of renowned cameraman Naum Solomonovich Naumova-Guards, who made films in the pre-war time. In the house Naumovykh was frequently visited by the stars of the Soviet screen, and Volodya grew up surrounded by creative people. Of course, after school, he decided to connect his life with film.

    Vladimir Naumov has left to Moscow and entered the directing Department of VGIK. There his mentor and artistic Director was Igor Savchenko, the Director of historical films «the Duma about Cossack Golota» and «Bogdan Khmelnitsky». Between student and teacher has developed a very friendly relationship. Savchenko singled out Vladimir from the circle of other students and was often called to work on their movies.

    Naumov quite early broke into the elite of the best Russian Directors, but in 1963, has headed the Creative Association «Mosfilm». He also decided to share their experience with the younger generation and taught advanced directing courses at the courses of retraining of workers of cinematography, and since 1980 he founded his own training workshop in native Cinematography.


    In his student years Vladimir Naumov was assisting my teacher in the films «the Third blow» and «Taras Shevchenko». During the filming of the last film directed by Igor Savchenko suddenly stopped heart, and the picture was completed Naumov paired with classmate Alexander Alulim. This tandem many years will delight the audience with excellent works.

    After high school both novice Director received a distribution in the Kiev film Studio name A. Dovzhenko, where he immediately on the trilogy of Vladimir Belyaeva Old fortress set adventure movie «Disturbing the youth». The next job was re-adaptation of the famous books: historical-revolutionary drama «Pavel Korchagin,» filmed on the novel by Nikolai Ostrovsky’s «How the steel was tempered». Both of these film waiting for a big success.

    In 1957 Naumov and Alov invited to the Moscow film Studio. The first picture of «Mosfilm», war drama «the World incoming», became the winner of several international film festivals. But not all of their joint work was accepted by the government. For example, the Comedy «Bad joke» on the short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky in his time was rejected by the censorship is too strong and satire appeared on the screens only after 20 years.

    The most successful films of the Duo of creative Directors are considered to be a cinematographic novel «Run» and the detective «Tehran-43». In these paintings the master has involved not only domestic stars of the screen, for example, Alexei Batalov, Evgeny Evstigneev, Mikhail Ulyanov, and also foreign actors Alain Delon and Curd Jurgens.

    After Alexander died Alov, Vladimir Naumov began to work alone. First and foremost, he made a documentary «Alov» about his well-respected partner and a good friend. Then till the end of 80-ies out such films as «Choice,» «Law,» «Ten years without right of correspondence». In the first years after the collapse of the Soviet Union the Director on his own script removed the drama «White holiday». He originally planned starring the legendary Italian, Marcello Mastroianni, but then replaced it with the equally wonderful actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky, for whom this film was the final point in his career.

    By the way, with Mastroianni, the Director started to do another painting – «the Mystery of Marcello», but because of the death of the actor, the tape was finished. In the 21st century Vladimir Naumov took the detective «Clock without hands», the melodrama «dzhokonda on asphalt», and now with my daughter is working on a children’s painting «Pushkin’s fairy Tales. The tale of Tsar Saltan».

    Personal life

    In 1954 Vladimir Naumov married the actress Elsa lezhdey of which included in the cast of the film «Pavel Korchagin» and «Wind.» From this marriage of Vladimir is the son of Alex, but with Elsa Naumov lived only 4 years.

    The second time Vladimir Naumov married in 1974 and again actress Natalia Belokhvostikova. A year and a half, the couple had a daughter who was named after his mother Natasha. Natalia Naumova, when grown, followed in the footsteps of both parents – she became an actress and a Director.

    Since fate gave them grandchildren, Vladimir Naumov and Natalya Belokhvostikova in 2007, adopted child three year old boy, Kirill, who was adopted and raised as your own child.


    • 1954 — Anxious youth
    • 1956 — Pavel Korchagin
    • 1961 — World incoming
    • 1966 — a Nasty joke
    • 1970 — Run
    • 1980 — Tehran-43
    • 1990 Ten years incommunicado
    • 1994 — White holiday
    • 2001 — Clock without hands
    • 2007 — Mona Lisa on the pavement


    Vladimir Naumov

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