Yuliya Solntseva

Yuliya Solntseva
Born (1901-08-07)7 August 1901
Moscow, Russian Empire
Died 28 October 1989(1989-10-28) (aged 88)
Moscow, USSR
Occupation Film director, actress
Years active 1939–1979

Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva (Russian: Ю́лия Ипполи́товна Со́лнцева; 7 August 1901 28 October 1989) was a Soviet film director and actress who starred in the silent sci-fi classic Aelita (1924).


Solntseva directed 14 films between 1939 and 1979. She was married to director Aleksandr Dovzhenko and collaborated with him on his later films, including Michurin (1949), for which she was awarded a Stalin Prize.

For The Chronicle of Flaming Years she won the Best Director award at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1] She was named a People's Artist of the USSR when she turned 80.

Selected filmography

Honours and awards


  1. "Festival de Cannes: Chronicle of Flaming Years". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
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