Yevgeny Yufit, Russian filmmaker, Died at 55


Yevgeny Yufit (also known as Evgenii Iufit) was born in 1961 and died on December 13, 2016.

He was a Russian filmmaker, photographer, and painter, born in Leningrad.

Yufit was a founding member of Russia’s Parallel Cinema movement.

He first became famous for his macabre short films, which, like the films of Guy Maddin, often looked as though they had been made during the 1920s or 1930s.

In the 1990s, he began making features similar in style to his shorts, with plots often centered on genetic experimentation and pseudoscience.

Yufit was often described as a necro-realist.

He died in Petergof.

Yevgeny Yufit passed away at 55 years old.