The Blind Family
The young blind couple is expecting their first child.The authors of the film follow them till last moment.We wait intently for the birth of the child and hope that he will see...
Was born in 1955 in Tula, Russia. He graduated from the Polytechnic University in Tula and the All-Union State University Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow as a film director. He is the author many documentary films, three feature length films. He worked at central film-studios in St.Petersburg and made many documentaries for central Russian TV channels. He has awards of some international festivals, among them – New-York, Toronto, Venice, Barcelona, etc. He has an international award of FIPESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique, Paris, France). Since 2001 he has been teaching directing as a professor of the Saint-Petersburg University for Cinema and Television.
Selective of filmography:
Feature full-length films :
1988 - “The Name Day”
1991 - “Seraphim’s riddle”,
1992 - “The elderly monk (Fragments of st.Seraphim’s life”)
1986 - “Land and water”,
1987 - “Wide is the sea…”
1993 – “Life and Death of Alexander Sidelnikov, a Film Director”,
1996-1998- TV series: “Tzar Nicolai ll, the Circle of life”, 10 series,
1999 – "Family of the Blind"
2000 – “Following Rodion Raskolnikov”,
2002 – “Poet Eugenie Evtushenko”,
2005 – “I am Deaf”,
2005 - “Wide is the sea…or A time to get stones together “,
2007 - “Two or three things...” (Feature),
2011 – “Pieta”
The last years awards:
2004: The committee for activity of social and religious organizations
of the Federal Assembly of All Russian Federation - Diploma for the Contribution in the Development of Socially Important Theme, 2004.
2005: For film “I am Deaf” – Diploma “The Best TV Reporter” at
International Film Festival “Zolotoy Vityaz” -2005, Moscow. Russia
IFF “Pokrov -2005” – III-d “For Christian compassion” Ukraine
IIF “Fest de Cine de Granada”-2005, Diploma “For Humanism and Discovery of the New World” , Barcelona, Spain
The Last years participant of:
2005 - FESTIVAL DU CINEMA DE BRUXELLES; Visions du Rйel, Nyon, France; FID Marseille 2005, France; Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, New York, USA, etc.
2006 – The 13th International Environmental Film Festival, Catalonia, Spain.
DOCЪPOLIS, International Documentary Festival of Barcelona, Spain
DOCUMENT 4, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland., ( Nomination "Best - 6")
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, Etc
2007 - “Punto de Vista” International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Spain, 2007,
International Film Festival of ecological films TUR OSTRAVA 2007, Czech Republic.
IX FICA – FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINEMA E VÍDEO AMBIENTAL, Brasil 2007,
2008 - “Wide is the sea… or A time to get stones together”:
- 48Festival de television de MONTE-CARLO, Diplome de Nomination (Winner for the Best Film) award S.A.S. le Prince Albert II de Monaco. 2008.
Film «The Family Blind» awards:
- 4-Internationaly Disability Filmfestival, Moscov, Russia. Winner for the Best Film;
- International Film Forum “Zolotoy vityaz” -2008, Moscow. Russia, Diploma.
2009 – film “Two or Three Things...” awards:
- V INTERNATIONAL SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
“OPEN CINEMA”? Russia (Diploma); - XIII International festival of television programs and films "The Golden Drum", Russia (Winner for the Best Film); 2010 - - IX Baikal International Film festival “People and Environment”, (Winner for the Best Film)