Frédéric Rossif

Active - 1961 - 1990  |   Born - Aug 14, 1922 in Cetinje, Montenegro, Yugoslavia  |   Died - Apr 18, 1990 in Paris, France  |   Genres - History [nf], Nature [nf], Drama, Romance

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Frederic Rossif was known for making compilation films that recorded some of the most important historical events in mid-20th century Europe. He started out with the Cinémathèque Française. During the '50s, he was a television director. Among his best-known work is his look at the Spanish Civil War in To Die in Madrid (1962) and Revolution d'Octobre (1967), a look at the Russian Revolution that contained footage from Vertov's 1929 documentary Man with a Movie Camera.

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