Faces

  • Alexander Gordon

    Actor, director, television and radio journalist. Born in 1964 to the family of the artist, writer and poet Garri Gordon. In 1987 graduated from the actor faculty of the Shchukin Theatre School. In 1989 - 1997 hosted some popular programs on Russian TV in the USA. Since 1997 author and presenter of programs on ORT, TV-6, NTV, radio “Silver Rain”, etc. Since 2007 hosts the program “Closed Screening” on the Russian First Channel. In 2002 debuted in fiction cinema with the film The Shepherd of His Cows (jury prize of the Russian FF “Literature and Cinema” for the best debut). Four times winner of the TEFI award.

  • Alexander Peskov

    Russian film and theater actor. He was born on May 19, 1965 in Samara region. In 1982 he entered the Acting Department of Shchepkin Higher Drama School in 1984 he was transferred to the Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Art Theatre School. From 2004 to the present day - an actor of "Theater of the Moon" under the leadership of Sergei Prokhanov.

  • Alexander Pyatkov

    Born July 31, 1950. First appeared on the scene at the age of seventeen - in the crowd at the Moscow Theater of Satire. At the age of eighteen he entered the Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. Since 1997 he has been playing at the Maly Theatre of Russia.

  • Alexander Pyatkov

    Born July 31, 1950. First appeared on the scene at the age of seventeen - in the crowd at the Moscow Theater of Satire. At the age of eighteen he entered the Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. Since 1997 he has been playing at the Maly Theatre of Russia.

  • Aleksey Klimushkin

    Aleksey Klimushkin - Russian actor. Born in Leningrad on May 2, 1965. In 1992 he graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema (specialty - actor, stage and film director). His debut in cinema was the role in detective Ticket to Red Theater, or Death of Coffin-Digger by Amurbek Gobashiyev.  In the 1990s, he began to work as a DJ on Radio Modern under the pseudonym of Arcady Arnautsky, later - on the  Nostalgie radio.

    The popularity came to Andrew Klimushkin with the release of TV series Univer, where he played a role of an oligarch Sylvester Andreevich Sergeyev. He performed one of the main roles in Veselchaki by Felix Mikhailov.

  • Alyona Zvantsova

    Since 1999 Alyona has been into the film industry. Took part in 20 film productions, starting with the acting debut in "Strawberry Café" series. She used to work as a script writer, later on following up with the filmmaking.

  • Anatoly Rudenko

    Russian theatre and cinema artist. Born on October 7, 1982 in Moscow, in the family of actors. In 2004 he graduated from the Shchukin Theatre School. Plays in the theatre, acts in the films and TV. (Ryzhaya, Poor Nastya, Privet, duralei!)

  • Angelina Nikonova

    Angelina was born in Rostov-on-Don on the 27th of February in 1976. Having finished high school, she moved to New York and entered the School of Visual Arts, the Film and Video Faculty. “Isosceles” a movie short, her graduation work, got an award at the festivals “Saint Anna”, Moscow and “Cinevue”, Florida. In 2005, she was a director and a producer of the documentary film "Tochka Vozvrata" (Reversal Point). Shot Twilight Portrait in co-authorship with Olga Dihovichna. This work has been turned into a film and has become the debut of Angelina Niconova as a director.

  • Andrey Noskov

    Russian film and theater actor.

    Born in New Kakhovka. He graduated from the State Academy in 1991, worked as an actor at the
    A. Bryantsev St. Petersburg Theater of Young Spectators. In 1993 he debuted on television as a presenter on children's TV program "Colorful dog" in St. Petersburg. Since 1998 - the actor of G.A. Tovstonogov Drama Theater, St. Petersburg. He is the artistic director of Theatre Association "Noskov and Company."

    All-Russian popularity got due to the role of Nikita Voronin in the television series "Who's the Boss?" in 2005-2007.

  • Artemy Troitsky

    Artemy Troitsky was born in 1955 in Yaroslavl. Art expert, rock journalist, music critic, one of the first champions of rock music in the USSR. From 1991 to 1994, Managing Editor of music editorial board of Russian television. In 1995 he founded and became the first editor in chief of the Russian version of Playboy. In the mid-2000s established music labels Surf and Zenith, to release music, little-known in Russia. Since 2001, lectures on History of Entertainment Industry and Music Journalism at the Department of Production and Management in Music Show Business of State University of Management. One of Russia's leading experts in jazz, rock and contemporary music. Author of books on the history of rock music, Back in the USSR (published in Britain in 1987, in the Soviet Union – in 1991 under the title Rock of the Union: the 60s, 70s, 80s ..., reprinted in 2007) and Hangouts. What Happened to the Soviet Underground (1990, published only in Italy, England and Holland). In 2009, published the audiobook Back in the USSR. The True Story of Rock in Russia. Music columnist for The Moscow Times. Since 1997 he is the author and presenter of FM Dostoevsky radio program, broadcasted on Europa Plus, Radio 101 and Echo of Moscow radio stations. Since 2001 he`s been a WWF supporter.

  • Artemy Troitsky

    Artemy Troitsky was born in 1955 in Yaroslavl. Art expert, rock journalist, music critic, one of the first champions of rock music in the USSR. From 1991 to 1994, Managing Editor of music editorial board of Russian television. In 1995 he founded and became the first editor in chief of the Russian version of Playboy. In the mid-2000s established music labels Surf and Zenith, to release music, little-known in Russia. Since 2001, lectures on History of Entertainment Industry and Music Journalism at the Department of Production and Management in Music Show Business of State University of Management. One of Russia's leading experts in jazz, rock and contemporary music. Author of books on the history of rock music, Back in the USSR (published in Britain in 1987, in the Soviet Union – in 1991 under the title Rock of the Union: the 60s, 70s, 80s ..., reprinted in 2007) and Hangouts. What Happened to the Soviet Underground (1990, published only in Italy, England and Holland). In 2009, published the audiobook Back in the USSR. The True Story of Rock in Russia. Music columnist for The Moscow Times. Since 1997 he is the author and presenter of FM Dostoevsky radio program, broadcasted on Europa Plus, Radio 101 and Echo of Moscow radio stations. Since 2001 he`s been a WWF supporter.

  • Vincent Perez

    Was born on June 10,1962 in Lausanne. Studied at the acting department of the Higher National Conservatory of Drama Art. Then he got accepted to the Amandier theatre in Nanterre. Being a student Perez debuted in the movie "Guardian of the Night" (1986). In 1990-1993 he presented a number of movies where he played a romantic lover type with leading French actresses — like Emmanuelle Beart Catherine Deneuve, Sophie Marceau, Isabelle Yasmine Adjani. World fame came to him after his movie "Beyond the Clouds", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni with Wim Wenders. In 1996 he came to Russia to star in Pavel Lungin's movie "Line of Life".

  • Vipin Vijay

    Vipin Vijay hails from a remote village in Calicut district, Kerala state, India. He graduated from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, SRFTI, Calcutta. In 2003, he received the Charles Wales Arts Award for research at the British Film Institute (BFI), London, and India Office Records, London. His films have won National Jury Award, Tiger Award-IFF Rotterdam 2007, Golden Pearl-HIFF, International Jury prize, Kodak Award, Kerala State Film & TV Award, IDPA Award, and the John Abraham National Awards (2005 and 2006). His films have widely been shown in festivals at Rotterdam, Karlovyvary, Oberhausen, Montreal, Japan, Karachi, Tehran, Chicago, Seattle, Berkley, Mexico, Croatia, Milan, and the Indian Panorama. Two of his films have been acquired for permanent archive at the U.S. Library of Congress. Vipin’s preoccupation is with the epic dimension and sensibilities, exploring intricate and enigmatic narratives of thought almost like a self-imposed ritual. His works have never been fashionable and maintains a private life.

  • Vitaly Mansky

    Born in Lvov in 1963, Ukraine. He graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He is a famous Russian documentary-maker. He was a producer of more than 200 projects. Films produced by Manskiy were awarded with more than 30 awards. He is President of the Moscow Documentary Film Festival “ARTDOKFEST”.

  • Vsevolod Shilovsky

    Director, People's Artist of Russia. He graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School (class A. Karev). He acted in more than one hundred and fifty films, among them - "The Voice", "The Speed," "Torpedonostsy", "Wartime Romance ," "Intergirl" and others.

  • Gary Gordon

    Russian poet and prose writer, artist. He was born in Odessa. He studied painting at the Odessa Art College. Then he graduated from the V.I. Mukhina Art Institute. Author of poetry books "Dark Room", "Bird rights" and prose: "Late. Dark. Far away", "Shepherd of his cows". Screenwriter and art director of Alexander Gordon's film "The Shepherd of His Cows", and author of the screenplay of "Brothel Lights". Gorky Prize Nominee. Member of Moscow Union of Writers. 2002-2006, participated in exhibitions in the Manege, in the galleries of "Art-Yar", "C-Art".

  • John Sparks

    British naturalist, writer and producer, organizer of the "Wildscreen" festival in Bristol. He filmed the epochal documentary series "Life on Earth" (BBC production), and television series "Nature" with David Attenborough. In 1983, Sparks became the Head of BBC’s renowned Natural History Unit of popular science programs, but after 6 years, he left his post for the series about the natural history of the USSR called "Realms of the Russian Bear" which involved filming all over the Soviet empire. In 1992 this project received the top prize of the "Wildscreen" Film Festival - "Golden Panda". In 1997 he went freelance. He has been lecturing and writting the books.

  • Jow Zhi Wei

    Graduate of The Puttnam School of Film. His first short film, "Outing" was selected to screen in-competition at the 58th San Sebastian International Film Festival. It had its Russian premiere at the 8th Vladivostok International Film Festival. He is an alumnus of the Golden Horse Film Academy, 2010, in Taiwan.

  • Dmitry Bulatov

    Artist, curator, art theorist. His research activities focus on different aspects of interdisciplinary sci-art media (robotechnics, genetic engineering, nano-tech, etc.). Bulatov is the author of many articles on contemporary art and new technologies; he has also edited books and anthologies. His artworks have been presented in various national and international exhibitions. Bulatov has taken part in several international contemporary art conferences and given lectures in Russia (including The State Hermitage Museum, The State Tretyakov Gallery, The National Centre for Contemporary Arts), USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has received numerous grants and awards. Bulatov is the organizer and curator of more than 20 international sci-art projects. Since 1998, Bulatov has been the Senior curator at the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Russia.

  • Elena Dudina

    Russian theatre and cinema actress. Born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur on October 26, 1988 . She is an actress of Vl. Mayakovsky Theater since 2009. In the play "Rubezh" (2009, dir. Blinov Alexander and Sergey Artsibashev) played the role of Olga Gumenschuk.

  • David Blood

    Operator, actor, director, photographer. At the age of 12 David began playing with the 8mm camera of his father. He was not interested in traditional full-length movies with the neighborhood kids . David preferred to make shots of motion - a fall from a swing, jumping on a skateboard with a camera in hand. He was always trying to find his vision to create a new solution to move away from the conventions.
    Blood was working on a variety of films - from multimillion commercial projects to independent shorts. His only directorial work «Headless At The Fair» (1998).

  • Evgeny Leonov-Gladyshev

    People's Artist of Russia. Born on 24 of January, 1952 in Vilnius. Entered the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. In 1973 Evgeny Leonov graduated from LGITMiK and became an actor of "Lenfilm" studio. In 1992 he first tried his hand at directing and put a social drama "The highest measure"  in collaboration with Victor Trakhtenberg, based on the novel by Evgeny Kozlovsky "Boxing".

  • Igor Livanov

    Born on November 15, 1953 in Kiev. After graduation, for ten years (1978-1988) was playing on the stage of M. Gorky Academic Drama Theater in Rostov-on-Don. In Moscow since 1988. He worked in the "Detective" theater, now - in the troupe of the "Theater of the Moon".

  • Ilya Noskov

    Russian film and theater actor. Born in New Kakhovka. He graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theatre Arts in 1997 (class of Associate Professor Andrew Andreev).

    In 1997-2007: Actor of
    Alexander Pushkin Academic Drama Theater (Alexandrinsky Theatre). From 2004 till now - Drama Theatre Artist Association "Noskov and Company." Acted in films, plays in the entreprise. He also works as a corresponding member of Peter's Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Ingeborga Dapkunaite

    Acts for cinema, television and theatre. Born in 1989 in Vilnius. She graduated from the Faculty of Choral and Performing Arts of the Lithuanian State Conservatory (I. Vaitkus studio). She worked in the Kaunas Drama Theatre and in Vilnius Youth Theatre. Started her film career in 1986 with the film "Night Whispers". Since then she has participated in many films such as "Moscow Nights" by Petr Todorovski (1993), "Burnt By The Sun" by Nikita Mikhalkov (1994), "Mission: Impossible" by Brian de Palma (1996), "Seven Years In Tibet" by Jean-Jacques Anaud (1997).

  • Karina Karaeva

    Curator, film critic. Deputy Head of Film and Video Art Department at the State Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow. Professional interests: video art, experimental cinema. She graduated from VGIK specialization "Contemporary art, domestic cinema, France, Russia, XX century". Currently she lectures for students of VGIK.

  • Christelle Verzhad

    Cultural attache of the French Embassy. Christelle visited most festivals in Russia, presenting French cinematograph.

  • Liza Minnelli

    Liza Minnelli was born in the U.S., in Los Angeles in the family of film director Vincent Minnelli and actress Judy Garland. She graduated from the Sorbonne University in Paris, and studied at the studio of Herbert Bergofa. In the 60s, Liza Minnelli became known as a brilliant singer and Broadway star. Her film debut as an actress was held in 1969 in The “Sterile Cuckoo”. But the most famous movie with the actress and singer, no doubt, was “Cabaret” filmed in 1972.

  • Lev Prygunov

    Lev Prygunov - Honoured artist of Russia. Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1976). Best roles on his opinion: in The Heart of Bonivur and Picture.

  • Lev Prygunov

    Lev Prygunov - Honoured artist of Russia. Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1976). Best roles on his opinion: in The Heart of Bonivur and Picture.

  • Leslie Woodhead

    Is one of the most outstanding documentary film-makers of Great Britain and a laureate of many international awards. He started his own 40-year career at Granda Television in Manchester in 1961. In the early 70s, Woodhead was among the first who developed a documentary play on British television, specializing in research of reconstructions of the important events in Eastern Europe. Woodhead also made many documentaries on different themes In 1989, an independent producer and director made a documentary trilogy about the USSR In 1994, Woodhead was presented the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.

  • Yoon-Ki Lee

    Born in Korea in 1965, LEE Yoon-ki is one of Korea’s most critically acclaimed film directors. Although his University background was Business Administration, graduating from California’s USC, upon his return to Korea, he started his film career by producing and/or directing a number of awarding winning short films. In 1994, he wrote and directed his first feature film, THIS CHARMING GIRL, which attended numerous film festivals including Berlin and Sundance, garnered him critical acclaim and immediately marked him as someone to watch. He was also awarded the NETPAC Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the New Currents Award at the Pusan International Film Festival for the film. The next year, he directed LOVE TALK which was selected for official competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Following LOVE TALK, he directed AD LIB NIGHT which was selected for Berlin’s Forum and for official competition at the Deauville Asian Film Festival. In 2008, he directed MY DEAR ENEMY which was also selected for Forum at Berlin and for the Tribeca Film Festival. COME RAIN, COME SHINE is his fifth feature and has been selected for competition at 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

  • Lisa Arzamasova

    Born on March 17, 1994 in Moscow. At the age of four started to act in films. Attended the music studio at GITIS. In 2004, at 9th Theatre Festival "Moscow debuts" the young actress was honored with the audience award. A year later, Lisa Arzamasova debuted at the Moscow Academic Musical Theatre "Novaya Opera" in the opera "Anastasia". Gained popularity  after acting one of the main roles in the TV series "Father's Daughters". Got the role of Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Moscow Stanislavsky theater. In 2010 she recorded a song and starred in the clip "I am your sun".

  • Lucy Gaffy

    An award-winning writer/director who has been working in the industry for over five years across a broad range of productions including short films, documentaries, long-form projects and television commercials. Lucy graduated in Directing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 2009.

  • Maxim Krivosheev

    Actor, bard songs singer. He was born on December 4, 1961 in Moscow. He graduated from the Schepkin Theatre School. From 1984 to 1988 - an actor of the Leninsky Komsomol Moscow Theatre. Toured the country with programs of various songs. Winner of the Andrei Mironov 1st Competition (1991).

  • Michele Placido

    Italian actor, director, producer. Born on May 19, 1946 in Ascoli Satriano, the southern city of Italy, into a poor family. After military service, he studied at the Experimental cinema center in Rome, graduated from the Academy of Acting. He became a well-known actor after performing the role of the Police Commissioner Corrado Cattani in the famous Italian television series “The Octopus” (“La piovra”, 1983-1989). In the early 1990s, Michele Placido made his directorial debut with the picture of “Tomato”.

  • Mikhail Mestetsky

    Screenwriter, director. Born in 1980. Graduated from RGGU (Department of Philology), 2003, finished Graduate Courses of Screenwriters and Directors, 2006. Has some of his prose published in magazines. Awarded prizes of a number of Russian FF.

  • Mischa Barton

    Mischa Barton was born in London to an Irish mother and an English father. Misha appeared on the scene at the age of nine - at first she played small roles in off-Broadway performances, and in 1995, she was entrusted a leading role in the play "Slavs!". Later she worked in various theater troupes, including participation in the annual Shakespeare Festival in New York. Also in 1995, Barton made her debut on television in the TV series "All My Children." In 1996 TV series "New York Crossing" was released, followed by the films: "Lawn Dogs", "Pups", "Notting Hill" and the mystical drama "The Sixth Sense". In the early 2000s, the actress starred in "Skipped Parts", with Drew Barrymore, the thriller "Paranoia", the drama "Lost and Delirious" and in the "Tart". The Barton's fame increased through her role as Marissa Cooper in the American television series "The O.C".

  • Sergey Mokritsky

    He was born on February 18, 1961 in the Poliyanovka village of Zhitomir region, Ukraine. In 1991 he graduated from the operator's department of VGIK (studio of A. Halperin). He worked on "Mosfilm" and Odessa Film Studio, filming documentaries, TV shows, including the latest issues of "Kinopanorama." In 1997-2004 - director of photography of "Dolls" program (NTV).

  • Boris Nevzorov

    Honoured artist of Russia. Boris Nevzorov - Russian actor and director, acted in more than a hundred films. From 2005 - Actor of the Maly Theater. He lectures at Russian Academy of Theatre Arts.

  • Nikita Zverev

    Nikita Zverev was born on July 23, 1973 in Moscow. In 2001 he graduated from GITIS (Peter Fomenko Studio). From 2001 to 2005 he worked in the Moscow theater studio under the direction of Oleg Tabakov. Since 2005 he works at the Anton Chekhov Moscow Art Theater and the theater "Pavel Fomenko Studio". Nikita arrives together with Alena Zvantsova - director of the opening film of the festival "Court Of Heaven". Together they will present it at the opening ceremony.

  • Oleg Flyangolts

    Oleg Flyangolts was born in 1965 in Moscow. In 1986 he entered the Institute of Culture. Since 1988 he has created about 60 video clips for rock-groups and rock-musicians. In 2006 he finished his first documentary full-length film about Viktor Choi the popular Soviet rock-musician, the leader of the band “Kino”.

  • Olga Yuryevna Dykhovichnaya

    Russian actress, director. She was born on September 4, 1980 in Minsk. Anchorwoman of "Morning cocktail" on the Belarusian TV (1996), "Home Theater" on NTV (1999). In 1998 she moved to Moscow, worked in a TV company VID, in 1999, she married the famous Moscow filmmaker Ivan Dykhovichnyi. Entered the highest directing courses in Moscow (Alexey German and Svetlana Karmalita studio). She recieved the Diploma of "St. Anna" festival of student films in 2000. Participated in the Festival in Oberhausen (2000). In the early 2000s, worked as director at the studio "Volya" with Ivan Dykhovichniy. Heads the International Non-Government Foundation "Home a Children-Orphans".

  • Ornella Muti

    An Italian actress, born March 9, 1955 in Rome, she has Russian roots on her mother’s side. Muti has become famous for her participation in the films of Mark Ferreri "Last Woma"n (1976), "Stories of Ordinary Madness" (1981), and "Future is a Woman" (1984). The actress successfully worked together with Adriano in the "Taming of the Shrew" (1980) and in the movie "Madly in love" (1981), and starred in one of the main roles in the action movie "Flash Gordon" (1980). Ornella Muti has reached artistic maturity, acting for a particular class of directors, such as Gregory Chukhrai in the film "Life Is Beautiful" (1979), Volker Schlöndorff in "Love of Swann" (1983), and Francesco Rosi in "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (1987).

  • Pimpaka Towira

    The first female Thai director to be noticed by international viewers and critics. She studied film at Thammasat University. Her debut feature, ONE NIGHT HUSBAND, an ambitious attempt to combine an experimental style with an accessible narrative was premiered in the International Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival 2003. She was the program director for the Bangkok Film Festival, 2001, 2008 and 2009. A jury member at number of international film festivals.

  • Reggie Nadelson

    The American writer, producer and journalist. Reggie Nadelson was born in New York. Received the diploma of Stanford University as a journalist. After college she traveled a lot, performing different work in publishing and journalism. Led her column for «The Guardian», «The Independent», released her own documentary stories for the BBC, also wrote an article for the American magazine «Vogue» and several London newspapers and magazines, including «Departures Magazine» and «Financial Times». In 1972 she wrote the book "Who is Angela Davis? Biography of a revolutionary", in - 1991 - the book "Comrade Rokstar" the story of Dean Reed.

    The most beloved creation - Artie Cohen, a New York cop Russian by birth. The first of nine books about the adventures of Artie became «Red Mercury Blues» (1995), the latter came out in 2010 - «Blood Count».

  • Roberto Barrueco

    Festival Director of Mecal - International Short Film Festival of Barcelona.

  • Rock Brynner

    Rock Brynner - American writer and producer, «Pacific Meridian» film festival's guest of honor. His childhood proceeded on the backstage. Due to his father he got to know Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, etc.

    In Switzerland, Rock lived with his father. Once
    Jean Cocteau's diary, which he kept during his addiction to opium, caught his eye. Rock translated it into English and turned it into a one-man play. He performed it first in Dublin, London, and later - on Broadway. In the 60s he also played gypsy songs in Russian clubs in Paris.

    Currently, Rock Brynner works in the U.S. in the Marist College, where he lectures on philosophy, literature and U.S. history.

  • Rock Brynner

    Rock Brynner - American writer and producer, «Pacific Meridian» film festival's guest of honor. His childhood proceeded on the backstage. Due to his father he got to know Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, etc.

    In Switzerland, Rock lived with his father. Once
    Jean Cocteau's diary, which he kept during his addiction to opium, caught his eye. Rock translated it into English and turned it into a one-man play. He performed it first in Dublin, London, and later - on Broadway. In the 60s he also played gypsy songs in Russian clubs in Paris.

    Currently, Rock Brynner works in the U.S. in the Marist College, where he lectures on philosophy, literature and U.S. history.

  • Sandeep Chatterjee

    Indian actor and screenwriter. In 1990 he received the diploma of graduate student of the Indian Institute of Cinematograph on Directing and Screenwriting art specialty. Winner of the prestigious National Award, an award from the President's Medal for "Best Short Film" (the prize - "Silver Lotus") for the fantasy film "Sundar Jeebon" in 2003. Currently Sandeep is working at the Indian Institute of Cinematography. Head of the Department of TV and radio since 2009.
    He acted the main role in the film by famous Indian film director Vipin Vijay «The Image Threads», received the award for "The Best debut in the film" at the Film Festival of Kerala (state in the southern India) in 2010. Then the film participated in the competition program of the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

  • Sergey Koshonin

    Russian film and theater actor. Honored Artist of Russia in 2006.

    Sergey Koshonin in 1975 he entered the A. Katzman and A. Dodin course in LGITMiK. After graduation, he served 20 years in the Youth Theatre on Fontanka, St. Petersburg. In the Youth Theatre on Fontanka under the guidance of Semyon Spivak he has played more than a hundred roles, worked with director Vladimir Malyschitsky. The most significant role he played in the legendary performances based on works by Alexander Volodin.

    In 1995 he became involved in producing for television. The first project was a gypsy band "Cabriolet". Then - the establishment and work in the entreprise in creative association "Art-Peter."

    Gained popularity after the execution of one of the main roles in the television series "Uboinaya Sila".

  • Sergey Puskepalis

    Born in Kursk on April 15, 1966. After graduation from the Saratov drama school, he worked in the Youth Theater, then studied under Petr Phomenko in the Russian Academy of Dramatic Art from which he graduated in 2001. From 2003 to 2007 — theatre director for A.S. Pushkin Drama Theater in Magnitogorsk. From 2008 till 2011 - theater director for F. Volkov Academic theater in Yaroslavl. He has been invited by the most famous Russian drama theaters to stage plays. Has been in films since 2003. His first role was secondary in Aleksey Uchitel’s film The Walk. During the filming of Koktebel, where starred Gleb — son of Sergey Vituato, he got acquainted with the movie director Aleksey Popogrebskiy.
    Later Popogrebskiy invited Sergey to take the lead roles in his films such as: Simple Things and How I Spent this Summer. Those particular roles brought him international fame. In 2007 — best actor Awards for Simple things movie at the KINOTAVR film festival, at IFF Karlovy Vary, at IFF Pacific Meridian, Vladivostok, “Nika” Award in nomination “Discovery of the Year”. In 2010, he won the Silver Bear award in Berlin, at the 60th IFF, in the nomination “Best actor”
    for the film How I Spent this Summer (together with Grigoriy Dobrigin) and National Film Critics & Media Movie Award White Elephant as the best male lead.

  • Sofya Arzhakovskaya (Skya)

     

    Russian and American actress, ballerina. Born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Vaganov ballet school.

    At the age of 16 Arzhakovskaya entered professional career of ballerina: Sophia was playing in the theater, where she fully revealed her creative potential. At 18, Sophie wins the international beauty contest - "Mrs. World 2006". Later foreign filmmakers discovered acting talent  in Sofia. She acted in the films: "Irena Sendler Braveheart", "Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe", "Shadows in Paradise", "Miss Irene's Child B", "Klub schastya".

     

  • Sofya Arzhakovskaya (Skya)

     

    Russian and American actress, ballerina. Born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Vaganov ballet school.

    At the age of 16 Arzhakovskaya entered professional career of ballerina: Sophia was playing in the theater, where she fully revealed her creative potential. At 18, Sophie wins the international beauty contest - "Mrs. World 2006". Later foreign filmmakers discovered acting talent  in Sofia. She acted in the films: "Irena Sendler Braveheart", "Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe", "Shadows in Paradise", "Miss Irene's Child B", "Klub schastya".

     

  • Stéphane Lafleur

    in the last 10 years has contributed to the creation of more than 30 independent short films. He is one of the founding members of the Kino movement. In 1999, his student short film Karaoke was selected by the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal and the Toronto International Film Festival, where it earned a Jury’s Special Mention. His first feature, Сontinental, un film sans fusil (2007), had its world premiere during the Venice Film Festival.

  • Stephen Kang

    Born in Seoul, Korea, Stephen moved to New Zealand in early 1990’s. Kang gained a Bachelor In Fine Arts, Auckland University. He produced and directed number of experimental videos and short films while studying.

  • Tatiana Abramova

    Russian actress and singer.

    In 1992, Tatiana took part in the pop contest "Morning Star", and in 1994 released her debut solo album "The Letter". In 1994 she took part in the "Yalta-Moscow-Transit" festival (second prize), the competition of radio station "Europe Plus" (Audience Award), "Slavic Bazaar" and the competition of young performers "Under the roofs of St. Petersburg", and in the same year received the award of Alla Pugacheva.

    Entered the acting department not from the first attempt, temporarily was working as make-up artist in the theater, where she was found by the casting director of the film "Hunt" for starring in which Abramov was awarded the prize for best film debut at the film festival in Canada (1994) and Riga (1995). In 1996 she graduated from St. Petersburg University of Humanities in the specialty "the actor and director of drama theater". Was the leading of TV programs "Music Exam" and "Sharman show."

  • Tatiana Abramova

    Russian actress and singer.

    In 1992, Tatiana took part in the pop contest "Morning Star", and in 1994 released her debut solo album "The Letter". In 1994 she took part in the "Yalta-Moscow-Transit" festival (second prize), the competition of radio station "Europe Plus" (Audience Award), "Slavic Bazaar" and the competition of young performers "Under the roofs of St. Petersburg", and in the same year received the award of Alla Pugacheva.

    Entered the acting department not from the first attempt, temporarily was working as make-up artist in the theater, where she was found by the casting director of the film "Hunt" for starring in which Abramov was awarded the prize for best film debut at the film festival in Canada (1994) and Riga (1995). In 1996 she graduated from St. Petersburg University of Humanities in the specialty "the actor and director of drama theater". Was the leading of TV programs "Music Exam" and "Sharman show."

  • Francis La Haye

    Canadian actor and composer. Lives in Montreal. First appeared in «Délivrez-moi» film in 2006. In 2007 he became a composer for the short film «Dear Hunter». He participated in the creation of soundtrack to the "Young Victoria" (2009) by Jean-Marc Valle and «Faith, Fraud, and Minimum Wage» (2010). In 2008, Francis starred in the film «Demain», and in 2009 - in a short film «Les mots».
    In 2011 Francis received a starring role in "Familiar ground". The film was awarded the award of Ecumenical (Christian) jury at the Berlin Film Festival and the highest award at the 17th International Film Festival in Los Angeles.

  • Hako Oshima

    Japanese actress. She made her debut in 2004 in short film «Shadow» in the role of herself. Other works: «Boku wa ichinichi de dame ni naru» (2005), «Watachi no naka no Eichmann» (2006), «Topless» (Toppuresu) (2008), "The History of Heaven" (2010).

  • Han Jie

    Han Jie, born in 1977 in the Shanxi Province of China, graduated from the Film and TV Production Department of Beijing Normal University in 2002. His graduation work New Year got the Best Short Film award of Beijing University Student Film Festival and Best Fiction Film of Beijing International DV Forum in 2003, and was invited to Pusan International Film Festival at the same year. In 2006, his first feature Walking On The Wild Side won the Tiger Award (best film) of International Film Festival Rotterdam and Silver Digital Award of Hong Kong International Film Festival. In 2008, he was invited by Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and directed the short film Being And Nothingness.

  • Olga Khokhlova

    Born on December 25, 1965 in the Siberian town Angarsk. She graduated from the Acting Faculty of the Far Eastern Institute of Arts in Vladivostok. After several seasons of brilliant work in the Primorsky Regional Academic Gorky Theater, moved to live and work to Moscow. Started acting in movies in 1997. Now her filmography includes more than 100 projects. Currently Olga works at the M.Roshchin and A. Kazantsev Center of Drama and Directing.

  • Olga Khokhlova

    Born on December 25, 1965 in the Siberian town Angarsk. She graduated from the Acting Faculty of the Far Eastern Institute of Arts in Vladivostok. After several seasons of brilliant work in the Primorsky Regional Academic Gorky Theater, moved to live and work to Moscow. Started acting in movies in 1997. Now her filmography includes more than 100 projects. Currently Olga works at the M.Roshchin and A. Kazantsev Center of Drama and Directing.

  • Zou Peng (China)

    Studied painting when he was a child. Majoring fashion design in college, he has his own clothing brand for 10 years. He gave up the career in fashion to go study film directing in Beijing Film Academy in 2005.  A North Chinese girl is his first feature film as director.

     

  • Evan Glodell

    with his brother started the Brothers Glodell, which would grow to have a huge Internet cult owing to their quirky and humorous short videos. Began working for Internet start-up STIM TV where he conceptualized and starred in the edgy sitcom Boss of the Glory. Directed many music videos. As a cinematographer, shot the feature-length horror movie Placebo. Bellflower is Evan Glodell's feature-length directorial debut.

  • Elena Yatsura

    Producer. In 1992 she graduated from the Theatre Faculty of GITIS, a course on psychoanalysis and theater disciplines, TRINITY COLLEGE, Dublin. In 1993 she worked as deputy chief editor of the "Word" ("Mosfilm"), in 1994-1998 - the creative producer of the production company "Word», since 1998 - producer. Since 2000, also works in «Non-Stop Productions» company. The author of PR concept project "Popular cinema" and "Russian Decameron" (with V. Glukhov, S. Melkumov). In the film industry since 1992. Was named "Best Producer of the CIS and the Baltic States" on the Open Film Festival of CIS and Baltic States "Kinoshock" (2003).