Hasan Saidbeyli


22 december, 1920



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Hasan Seyidbeyli (Azerbaijani: Həsən Mehdi oğlu Seyidbəyli) – the Soviet and Azerbaijani writer, dramatist, screenwriter, film director, People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1976).

Hasan Seyidbeyli was born on December 22, 1920 in Baku, the Azerbaijan SSR. In 1938-1939’s, he studied at Leningrad Institute of Film Directors. In 1942, his literary activity began. In 1943, he continued his education on director faculty of VGIK (at S.Eisenstein and G.Kozintsev). 
Hasan Seyidbeyli is the author of such screen scripts as “To my dear nation” (1954), “Under the sultry sky” (1957), “On distant shores” (1958), “Soviet Azerbaijan”, “Perfection”.
He is the author of screen scripts and director of films such as “Telephonist girl” (1962), “Why are you silent?” (1962), “Find the girl” (1970), “Value of happiness” (1976).
Hasan Seyidbeyli is the director of “Nesimi” film, which was awarded a premium at the VII All-Union Festival in Baku.
From 1963 to 1980, he was the chairman of Azerbaijan Union of Filmmakers. Hasan Seyidbeyli died on June 25, 1980 in Baku.

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