Costa Diagne

Costa Diagne was the classmate of Mikhail Vartanov at the legendary Moscow Film Institute (VGIK) in the early 1960s. In 1965, Costa Diagne and Mikhail Vartanov made a black and white documentary Men Of the Dance (The Monologue of the Mask) which was their graduate diploma film. It was narrated by Rodion Nakhapetov (Nahapetov). This student film won festival awards and was noted by Moscow’s top newspapers.

Men of the Dance, graduate film of Costa Diagne and Mikhail Vartanov

Costa Diagne’s and Mikhail Vartanov’s graduate film Men of the Dance

I’ve been looking for information on Costa Diagne for many years and found almost no mention of him online. If you have any information, please contact us.

Martiros M. Vartanov


Parajanov-Vartanov Institute