Eldar Ryazanov

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Eldar Ryazanov
Eldar Ryazanov.jpg
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 87)
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 (Ключи от спальни) – Director / Screenwriter
  • 2000 Still Waters – Director
  • 2000 Starye Klyachi (Старые клячи) – Director/ Actor: Judge
  • 1996 Privet, Duralei! (Привет, дуралеи!) – Director
  • 1994 Predskazaniye (Предсказание) – Director / Screenwriter / Short Story Author
  • 1991 Nebesa Obetovanniye (Небеса обетованные) – Director / Actor: Man in Diner
  • 1988 Dorogaya Yelena Sergeyevna (Дорогая Елена Сергеевна) – Director
  • 1987 Forgotten Melody for a Flute (ЗАбытая мелодия для флейты) – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1984 A Cruel Romance (Жестокий романс) – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1982 Station for Two (Вокзал для двоих) – Director / Screen Story / Screenwriter / Actor: Railroad Supervisor
  • 1981 O Bednom Gusare Zamolvite Slovo (О бедном гусаре замолвите слово) – Director
  • 1979 The Garage (Гараж) – Director / Screenwriter / Actor: Sleeping Man
  • 1977 Office Romance (Служебный роман) – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1975 The Irony of Fate (Ирония судьбы или с легким паром!) – Director / Screenwriter / Actor: Airplane Passenger
  • 1974 Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia (Невероятные приключения итальянцев в России) directed by Franco Prosperi and Eldar Ryazanov
  • 1971 Stariki-razboyniki (Старики-разбойники) – Director
  • 1968 Zigzag of Success (Зигзаг удачи) – Director
  • 1966 Beware of the Car (Берегись автомобиля) – Director / Screenwriter
  • 1965 Give me a complaints book (Дайте жалобную книгу) – Director / Actor: Chief editor
  • 1962 Hussar Ballad (Гусарская баллада) – Director
  • 1961 Chelovek Niotkuda (Человек из ниоткуда) – Director
  • 1961 Kak Sozdavalsya Robinzon (Как создавался Робинзон) – Director
  • 1957 The Girl Without Address (Девушка без адреса) – Director
  • 1956 Carnival Night (Карнавальная ночь) – Director
  • 1955 Vesenniye Golosa (Весенние голоса) - 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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