Film director Sergei Soloviev died in Moscow at the age of 77. Recently he was seriously ill, told source of “Interfax”.
Soloviev was a screenwriter, film director, producer and teacher at VGIK. His directorial debut took place with two short stories based on Chekhov’s stories “From Nothing to Do” and “Proposal”. In 1971 he released his first full-length film, Egor Bulychev and Others.
Later Solovyov shot the film One Hundred Days After Childhood, Anna Karenina, as well as the trilogy Assa, Black Rose – the emblem of sadness, the red rose – the emblem of love and House under the Starry Sky. The film “Assa” became a symbol of Perestroika in the USSR, the leader of the group “Kino” Viktor Tsoi starred in it.
Soloviev was a laureate of the Lenin Komsomol Prize (1975), the USSR State Prize (1977), People’s Artist of Russia (1993). He was also a member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1981 and 1987.