Emil Loteanu (1936- 2003)
Moldavian actor, director, screenwriter, poet and writer. He has directed more than 20 films, including “The Red Meadows” (1966), “The Milkmen” (1971), “The Shatra” (1975), “My Gentle and Tender Beast” (1978), “Anna Pavlova” (1983), “The Lighthouse” (1986). He has also made short films.
He has been declared “the best director of the 20th century in Moldovan cinema”.
He was awarded the titles of Emeritus Master of Art of the MSSR (1969), People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (1980), Honorary Member of the International Academy of Film Nike, received the State Prize and the Order of the Republic. In 2001 he received the Prize for Excellence in the Art of Directing, awarded at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest.
He was buried in the Vagankovo cemetery in Moscow.
On his 75th birthday (06.11.2011), a bust of the director was unveiled in Chisinau, in the square of the Patria cinema.