Famous russian artist Mirkine photographer festival of Cannes.
Leo Mirkine thus becomes the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946, a key figure of the event. He immortalized in their carefree youth future stars , Gérard Philipe , Simone Signoret , Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon ... In 1951, Yves " Siki " borrows in turn the way trays behind the scenes of the Festival Palace . Mirkine now combines the plural. Mirkine , a surname recorded in the legend of the seventh art, a work that Leo and his son , Yves " Siki " Mirkine . Mirkine the saga begins in Kiev, Ukraine . Leo was nine years old when the October Revolution uproots , here in Nice with his family. After preparation of Fine Arts and Architecture studies , Leo will discuss cinema with small door. It is first shown , but already his outsized personality , charisma does break ranks . It becomes decorator before itself as a stills photographer assistant . Leo Mirkine and soon his son " Siki " have lived and restored "inside " the shooting of more than one hundred films, all Christian - Jacque since the 30s until leaping " Fanfan la Tulipe " and many others to become indispensable classic, " Carnet de bal " by Julien Duvivier in "J'accuse" Abel Gance , the " Diabolical Georges -Henri Clouzot " God Created Woman "by Roger Vadim up the " Testament of Orpheus " by Jean Cocteau.