Yuliya Ippolitovna Solntseva (Russian: Ю́лия Ипполи́товна Со́лнцева; 7 August 1901 – 28 October 1989) was a Soviet film director. As an actress, she is known for starring in the silent sci-fi classic Aelita
Aelita (1924). She is the first female winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes film festival in the 20th century and the first woman to win a directing prize at any of the major European film festivals, for the film Chronicle of Flaming Years, a war drama about Russian resistance to Nazi occupation in 1941.
1 Biography 2 Selected filmography 3 Honours and awards 4 References 5 External links
Solntseva directed 14 films between 1939 and 1979. She was married to
Honours and awards
Stalin Prize, 2nd class (1949) - for the film Michurin (1948)
All-Union Film Festival (1959) - A special honorary diploma film "Poem
of the Sea"
Cannes International Film Festival
^ "Festival de Cannes: Chronicle of Flaming Years". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
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Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 33383815 LCCN: n83226555 ISNI: 0000 0001 0885 9926 GND: 172959772 SUDOC: 121495442 BNF: cb1470