Eldar Ryazanov (1927-2015) achieved fame with signature satirical comedies of Soviet life. The kind of talent that comes along only once a generation, he directed his first feature, Carnival Night (1956), at just 28 years old. His most loved works include, Watch Out for the Car! (1966), Irony of Fate (1975) and Office Romance (1977). His films whilst criminally funny, cut to the core of life’s absurdities. In his own words, “Where there is humour, there is truth”.