Mordko Tovbin ( Mark Tovbin , Polish. Mordka Towbin ) - filmmaker, film producer, one of the pioneers of Polish cinema, organizer of Jewish cinema.
|Place of death||Odessa|
Created in Warsaw at the beginning of the 20th century. film studios Sila ( 1910 ?) and Kosmos-Film ( 1913 ), the first Jewish film studios, were their owner and director. A significant part of the films produced by these film studios was devoted to the history and life of Jews. He was the producer of almost all films shot at these studios, including Chasydka i odstepca (1911), Der wilder fater / VILDER FOTER / OKRUTNY OJCIEC (1911), Di Shtifmuter / MACOCHA (1911), CHASYE DI JESOME "(1912)," GOT, MENTSH UN TAYVL / Bog, Czlowiek i Szatan "(1912)," Di Fershtoysene / FARSHTOYSENE / WYDZIEDZICZENi "(1912)," Mirele Efros "(1912)," Dem chazns tochter " , “Der unbekanter” (1913), “Di shichte” (1913), “Gots shtrof” (1913), “Hertsele meyuches” (1913), “Zayn vaybs man” (1913), “Di Shtifmuter” (1914).
World War I stopped filmmaking in Poland . In 1916 M. Tovbin and his family were evacuated from Warsaw occupied by the Germans to Odessa . Being the owner of the shares of South Bank, whose assets included and experiencing serious financial difficulties Odessa Film Studio Mirograph M. O. Grossman , M. Tovbin suggested the latter to unite. As co-owners of Mirograph, they shot the movie drama "Toward the Old God" based on the play by V. Pisarevsky-Streiberg and a new adaptation of the play Mirra Efros by Y. Gordin .
In 1919 M. Tovbin handed over the Mirograph film studio to the state. He died in Odessa in the early 20s of the XX century.