MOSCOW, November 13. Director Alexander Mitta, suffering from pneumonia, was urgently hospitalized, he became sharply worse due to a stroke, according to statements from his film school published on social media networks.
On Sunday, Mitta's assistant Gennady Ivanov reported that the director was called an ambulance due to a rise in temperature, but was left for home treatment. Ivanov noted that the last time he met with Mitta was a month ago and he was “in a cheerful state.”
“Director Alexander Mitta was right now urgently hospitalized from his apartment in Moscow. According to our information, the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, who was suffering from pneumonia, became sharply worse – he could not even sit on his own. The deterioration arose against the background of a stroke,” says the Telegram channel of the director’s film school . This message was also published on the film school’s page on the VKontakte social network.
It is noted that on Sunday Mitte refused hospitalization, “despite the doctors’ recommendation.”
Film director, actor, screenwriter, People's Artist of Russia Alexander Mitta was born on March 28, 1933 in Moscow. He graduated from the directing department of VGIK, where his mentor was People's Artist of the USSR Mikhail Romm. The director's film debut took place in 1961, when he directed the film ''My Friend, Kolka!'' together with Alexei Saltykov. Mitta also directed the films ''Shine, Shine, My Star'', ''The Crew'', ''The Tale of How Tsar Peter Married an Arab'', and the TV series ''Border. Taiga Romance'' and others.