Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director, Died at 88


Eldar Alexandrovich Ryazanov was born on November 18, 1927, and died on November 30, 2015.

He was a Russian film director whose popular comedies, satirizing the daily life of the country, they are celebrated throughout the former Soviet Union.

Eldar was named a People’s Artist of the USSR in 1984, and received the USSR State Prize in 1977.

Eldar won the Nika Award in the category Best Director in 1991 for the film Promised Heaven.

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).

Eldar main genre was a tragicomedy.

Eldar Alexandrovich Ryazanov passed away at age 88 in November 2015.