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Eldar Aleksandrovich Riazanov

film director

Eldar Riazanov, USSR Film director.

Background

Riazanov, Eldar was born on November 18, 1927.

Education

Pupil of Grigorii Kozintsev and Sergei Eisenstein.

Career

In 1944, entered the Directors’ Faculty of the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. One of the best comedy-makers in the Soviet Union. Carnival Night, made in 1956, starring Liudmila Gurchenko, became a Soviet classic.

Other films: The Girl Without an Address, 1957. How Robinson Was Created, 1961. The Hussar Ballad, 1962, The Zigzag of Success, 1968.

The Old Rascals, 1971. The Amazing Adventures of Italians in Russia (Soviet-Italian co-production, Dino De Laurentis, 1973). The Irony of Fate, 1975.

People’s Artist of the RSFSR, 1974.