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Legendary film artist Victor Okovityj

In the night from 20 for January, 21st has died Victor Kirillovich Okovityj has died. The artist of the combined shootings has worked on a film studio « Lenfilm » since 1968.

- We were familiar with it many long years. – remembers   the film expert and director Alexander Pozdnyakov. – it was the surprising, kindest person, with huge sense of humour. With stolkimi people worked! Both with Alexander Sokurov, and with Alexey Herman,   Konstantin Lopushansky, Dmitry Svetozarovym. I remember, so much ridiculous stories told about shootings from Elizabeth Taylor and George Kjunkorom.

Victor Okovityj was born August, sixth, 1945. At its participation it has been created more than hundred pictures. Among them films which became for a long time cinema classics: « Crash of engineer Garina » director Leonid Kvinihidze, « the Bluebird of happiness » George Kjukora, « Three in a boat, without considering a dog » Nahum Birmana, « Orlando » Salli Potter, « the Schizophrenia » Victor Sergeeva.

But the main work of the master of a steel of shooting most, perhaps, « Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson » Igor Maslennikov.

- In this picture he has thought up an unusual caption. – Alexander Pozdnyakov continues. - remember a lattice tajnopisi? Hands which impose this lattice on letters, it is Victor Okovitogo`s hands. In addition, Victor well owned the computer, graphic programs, could create any breadboard models, wrote books and was the photographer.

Also had characteristic handwriting and always red gouache on posters wrote congratulations on our numerous victories on film festivals.

Civil funeral will take place on January, 25th at twelve o`clock, in the first pavilion of a film studio « Lenfilm ».