Famed Russian director Tatyana Lioznova has died at the age of 87. (Obit: http://english.ruvr.ru/2011/09/29/56959897.html.) Her works are The Memory of the Heart (1959), Yevdokiya (1961), They Conquer the Skies (1963), Early in the Morning (1966), Three Poplars at Plyuschikha Street (1967), the mini-series “Seventeen Moments of Spring” (1973) (which she is most famous for), We, the Undersigned (1981) (TV), The Carnival (1982) and The End of the World with Symposium to Follow (1986). Lioznova often worked with female writers, cinematographers, editors, composers, costume designers, makeup artists, visual effects camera operators, assistant directors and assistant production designers. Lioznova, who was Jewish and born and died in Moscow, worked at the Gorky Film Studio. She became a People’s Artist of the USSR in 1984 and also was a film professor.
I must admit I do not know much else about Tatyana Lioznova, although I do know that in the 80s she was a member of the Anti-Zionist Committee of the Soviet Public. I have not seen any films by her. I just felt compelled to write about her because there are so few female directors that it is noticeable when one passes away.