How very true is the fact that Solonitsyn was a tremendous talent! I totally agree. Very sad that he died early. Have you checked out the work of other giants of Russian cinema? Some that immediately come to mind... Aleksey Petrenko ("Agoniya" - 1981- directed by Elem Klimov), Andrei Boltnev ("My Friend Ivan Lapshin" -1986- directed by Aleksey German), Oleg Dal ("September Vacation" - 1979 - directed by Vitali Melnikov), as well as Oleg Basilashvili and Evgeniy Leonov, who both appeared in Autumn Marathon (1979) directed by Georgiy Daneliya. One more fabulous actor-- Yuriy Yakovlev ("Kin-dza-dza!" - 1986 - directed by Georgiy Daneliya). Have you seen any of these films?
Great thanks for your follow back! You have such a rich array of film knowledge! Looking forward to exploring your excellent taste. Noticed that you had Trial of the Road on your to watch list. This is a truly great film. Would love to hear what you thoughts on it are if and when you get to see it. One Hundred Days After Childhood is wonderful and warm film making. Hope you get to catch it as well.