Emil Loteanu (November 6, 1936 – April 18, 2003) was a Soviet and Moldovian film director from Moldova. He moved to Moscow in his early life.
Loteanu was born in Clocuşna, and after the death of his father and losing contact with his mother, who had moved to Romania, lived his early life on the streets, sleeping in warehouses and hostels. He studied at the Mkhat studio school and graduated from VGIK in 1962. He made his directorial debut with Bolshaya gora in 1960 at the Moldova Film Studio, and continued to make films there until 1975, when he joined Mosfilm. With films such as Tabor ukhodit v nebo (aka Queen of the Gypsies, 1975) and Moy laskovyy i nezhnyy zver (aka A Hunting Accident, (1977), Loteanu began to attract international attention.
Loteanu died on April 18, 2003, in Moscow, at the age of 66. —Wikipedia