- Браво, Перикола! (Bravo, Pericola!), Documentary, 2005 28min
- Хозяйка (The Hostess), Documentary, 2003, 26min
- Звезда бледнеет (The star goes pale), Documentary, 1991
- Совсем не о мороженом (That’s not about ice cream), 1981
- Визитная карточка (Business card), 1970
- Чистые лады (Clean harmony), 1970
- Два дня мая (Two D ays In May), Documentary, 1966, 20min
- Хлеб (Bread), Documentary, 1965, 16min
St.-Petersburg-based documentary director Vladislav Efremov turned 70 in August, 2011. In March, 1959 he was appointed an assistant cameraman of Kuybyshev (presently Samara) documentary studio. Thus, in Samara, on the Volga river he started his long film making career.
In August 1961 he entered VGIK joining the documentary directing class of Ilya Kopalin, People’s artist of the USSR, the first Soviet Oscar winner. 50 years by now – the whole life fully devoted to art.
That generation of filmmakers was formed in the 1960s, just in time to breathe the last bit of the fresh air of post-Stalin “thaw period”. Vladislav Efremov belonged to this generation. He has made over 50 films.
His first film “Road is life!” (“Robbers on the roads”) (1963) made when the author was a third-year student got a prize at the 2nd VGIK festival and was released to Soviet audience.
But there was another debut, the first film made by Efremov at a professional studio. It was called “Bread” and was made in a student manner but also possessed a strong civil appeal that gained it awards of many film festivals including the All-Soviet festival. The most prestigious award, however, was the prize for “Best documentary of the year” at the 3rd VGIK festival (1966). The film was followed by a series of movies concentrating on the topic: “Bread on the maple leaves” (“In the first lines of my letter”) (1972), “Tomorrow’s bread” (1973), “Why a man grows bread…” (1974) and “The seeds will turn into bread…” (1977).
In these and other works Vladislav Efremov showed his great ability to work with the characters, creating a portrait gallery of our contemporaries. His characters include a Tver state farm director (“Why a man grows bread…”), a flamboyant house-manager in St.-Petersburg (“The hostess”), a combine operator from Orenburg, who, being alive, is commemorated with a statue in his home village (“Film as gift”), the People’s actress of the USSR born with the beginning of the 20th century who outlived the century itself (“Bravo, Pericola!”), and a celebrated forewoman of Belorussian painters (“The ninth forewoman”).
Source : http://www.message-to-man.spb.ru/