Tatyana Lioznova

Tatyana Lioznova – Tri topolya na Plyushchikhe AKA Three Poplars at Plyuschikha (1968)

Young woman comes to Moscow for three days. She has to buy a lot to take back to the village. Then she meets a taxi driver. He realizes he cannot lose this woman. But she comes to understand her feelings only later, when she comes back to her village with new buyings, impressions of Moscow and thoughts about unlived life. Read More »

Tatyana Lioznova – Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny AKA Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)

A 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series, directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov. The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a Soviet spy operating in Nazi Germany under the name Max Otto von Stierlitz, depicted by Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Stierlitz is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff and Allen Dulles taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies. The series is considered the most successful Soviet espionage thriller ever made, and is one of the most popular television series in Russian history. Read More »