Nikolai Gubenko
Date of Birth
Aug 17, 1941


One of the former Soviet Union's more influential directors of the '70s and '80s, Nikolai Gubenko was also known for the projects he helmed at Moscow's famed Taganka Theater and for serving as the Minister of Culture during the U.S.S.R.'s final years (1989-1991). Podranki/Orphans (1977) stands as one of Gubenko's most acclaimed films. Like the film's protagonist, Gubenko was orphaned during World...