Stanislav Rostotsky

Russian director-screenwriter Stanislav Rostotsky, sometimes credited as Stepan Stepanov, died of heart failure Aug. 10 in the Russian city of Vyborg, where he was going to attend the opening of the Window on Europe annual film festival. He was 79.

After serving in World War II, he studied at the State Cinematography Institute in Moscow under Sergei Eisenstein.

Topics of his films ranged from war and political reforms — depicted in such pics as World War II drama “Dawns Here Are All Quiet (1972)” and a popular product of perestroika, “From the Life of Fyodor Kuzkin (1989)” — to high school romance in “We’ll Live Till Monday” (1969) and a dog’s life in “White Bim Black Ear (1970),” which was nominated for the Oscar in the foreign-language film category in 1978.

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