Yuri Norstein

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Yuri Borisovich Norstein (Russian: Ю́рий Бори́сович Норште́йн; born 15 September 1941) is a Soviet and Russian animator best known for his animated shorts Hedgehog in the Fog and Tale of Tales. Since 1981, he has been working on a feature film called The Overcoat, based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol of the same name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Norstein has received more than 198,276 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Yuri Norstein is the 436th most popular film director (down from 390th in 2019), the 803rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 707th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Russian Film Director.

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.25

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  • 3.32

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Over the past year Yuri Norstein has had the most page views in the with 96,571 views, followed by English (42,579), and Japanese (10,067). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (273.91%), Chuvash (136.78%), and Danish (104.67%)


Among film directors, Yuri Norstein ranks 436 out of 2,041Before him are Maurice Pialat, David Yates, Takashi Miike, Walter Lantz, Bo Widerberg, and Delmer Daves. After him are Ariane Mnouchkine, Arthur Hiller, Thomas Vinterberg, Jacques Tourneur, Louis Feuillade, and Bertrand Blier.

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Among people born in 1941, Yuri Norstein ranks 169Before him are Maurice White, Reine Wisell, Aldrich Ames, Robert Guéï, Na Moon-hee, and Tom Fogerty. After him are Josep Maria Fusté, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, Mariangela Melato, Federico Faggin, Jaan Kaplinski, and İdil Biret.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Norstein ranks 803 out of 3,761Before him are Pavel Belyayev (1925), Andrey Arshavin (1981), Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov (1891), Samuil Marshak (1887), Leonid Krasin (1870), and Pyotr Chaadayev (1794). After him are Nikolai Berzarin (1904), Arsen Kotsoyev (1872), Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (1827), Prince Igor Constantinovich of Russia (1894), Nikolai Severtzov (1827), and Alexander Rodimtsev (1905).


Among film directors born in Russia, Yuri Norstein ranks 14Before him are Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893), Leonid Gaidai (1923), Elem Klimov (1933), Eldar Ryazanov (1927), Ladislas Starevich (1882), and Alexander Sokurov (1951). After him are Grigori Aleksandrov (1903), Gleb Panfilov (1934), Boris Barnet (1902), Mikhail Romm (1901), Sergei Yutkevich (1904), and Yakov Protazanov (1881).