Eldar Ryazanov

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Eldar Ryazanov
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Eldar Ryazanov after receiving the Order of Merit for the Fatherland award in 2008.
Born Eldar Aleksandrovich Ryazanov
(1927-11-18) 18 November 1927 (age 86)
Kuybyshev, now Samara, USSR
Spouse(s) Emma Abaydullina

Eldar Aleksandrovich Ryazanov (Russian: Эльда́р Алекса́ндрович Ряза́нов; b. 18 November 1927) is a Soviet/Russian film director whose comedies, satirizing the daily life of the country, are very famous throughout the former Soviet Union.

He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1984, and received the USSR State Prize in 1977. He won the Nika Award in the category Best Director in 1991. The asteroid 4258 Ryazanov is named after him.

Among his most famous films are Carnival Night (1955), Hussar Ballad (1962), Beware of the Car (1966), The Irony of Fate (1975), Office Romance (1977), The Garage (1979), and A Cruel Romance (1984). Ryazanov's main genre is tragicomedy.

Filmography[edit]

The cover of Ryazanov's memoir book "Unsummarized conclusions"
  • 2007 The Irony of Fate 2 – Actor (Cameo appearance)
  • 2006 Andersen. Life Without Love.
  • 2006 Carnival Night 2 (TV)
  • 2003 Klyuch ot spalni – Director / Screenwriter
  • 2000 Still Waters – Director
  • 2000 Starye Klyachi – Director/ Actor: Judge
  • 1996 Privet, Duralei! – Director
  • 1994 Predskazaniye – Director / Screenwriter / Short Story Author
  • 1991 Nebesa Obetovanniye – Director / Actor: Man in Diner
  • 1988 Dorogaya Yelena Sergeyevna – Director
  • 1987 Forgotten Melody for a Flute – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1984 A Cruel Romance – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1982 Station for Two – Director / Screen Story / Screenwriter / Actor: Railroad Supervisor
  • 1981 O Bednom Gusare Zamolvite Slovo – Director
  • 1979 The Garage – Director / Screenwriter / Actor: Sleeping Man
  • 1977 Office Romance – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1975 The Irony of Fate – Director / Screenwriter / Actor: Airplane Passenger
  • 1974 Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia directed by Franco Prosperi and Eldar Ryazanov
  • 1971 Stariki-razboyniki – Director
  • 1969 Zigzag Udachi – Director
  • 1966 Beware of the Car – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1964 Dayte zhalobnuyu knigu – Director
  • 1962 Hussar Ballad – Director
  • 1961 Chelovek Niotkuda – Director
  • 1961 Kak Sozdavalsya Robinzon – Director
  • 1957 Devushka Bez Adresa – Director
  • 1956 Carnival Night – Director
  • 1955 Vesenniye Golosa- second Director
  • 1954 Ostrov Sakhalin
  • 1953 Nedaleko ot Krasnodara
  • 1953 Tvoi Knizhki
  • 1952 Na Pervenstve mira po shakhmatam
  • 1951 Doroga imeni Oktyabrya
  • 1950 Oni Uchatsya v Moskve

Honours and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  • David MacFadyen, The Sad Comedy of Elʹdar Riazanov: An Introduction to Russia's Most Popular Filmmaker, McGill-Queen's Press: 2003, ISBN 0-7735-2636-6

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