Rolan Bykov
Date of Birth
Nov 12, 1929
Birth Place:
Kiev, Ukraine, USSR

Biography

A popular character actor who specialized in comedy but occasionally played memorable dramatic roles, Rolan Bykov also directed some of the postwar Soviet Union's best-loved children's films, including the acclaimed drama Chuchelo/Scarecrow (1984). Bykov's youth-oriented films did not condescend to their audience and often contained surreal, fantastic elements that spoke to children's vivid...