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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Renata Litvinova

Renata LITVINOVA (1967, Russia) graduated in 1989 from the National Institute of Cinematography’s Scriptwriting Department. As a screenwriter, film producer and actress, she has become a Russian art-house cult figure, and she has also acquired some international acting fame in the films of Kira Muratova and Peter Greenaway. She was named a Merited Artist of the Russian Federation in 2003. In 2004, she released her feature film debut Goddess, in which she also played the lead role. The film was nominated for a Tiger Award. The Last Tale of Rita (2012), her second feature film, debuted at Moscow International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Golden George. That same year, she was awarded a Medal of Pushkin for her contributions to Russian film and culture. The North Wind (2021) was invited to have its world premiere at IFFR.

Filmography

Net smerti dlya menya/No Death for Me (2000, short doc), Boginya: kak ya polyubila/Goddess (2004), Zelyonyy teatr v Zemfire/Green Theater in Zemfira (2008, doc, 4 segments), Moscow. Crocus/Arrow (2010, doc), Poslednyaya skazka Rity/The Last Tale of Rita (2012), Peterburg. Tolko po lyubvi/Petersburg. A Selfie (2016, co-dir), Den moey smerti/The Day of My Death (2016, short), Severnyy veter/The North Wind (2021)

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Renata Litvinova at IFFR

  • The North Wind

    The matriarchal Margarita struggles to keep the power over her family’s future after her son is hit by a tragedy.

    • Big Screen Competition
  • Vocal Parallels

    The Russian film diva and director Renata Litvinova, dressed in fantastic haute couture, in her own characteristic and humorous way, talks fragments o

    • Sturm und Drang
  • Tractor Drivers 2

    The very first remake in the history of Russian cinema, of the successful comedy Tractor Drivers by the famous Soviet director Ivan Pyriev.

    • Cinema Regained: Cine Fantom
  • Two in One

    Stylised and thoughtful absurdist Muratova film consists of two parts that intertwine with each other. Part one is set entirely in a theatre, part two

    • Kings & Aces
  • Melody for a Street Organ

    Two little kids – a brother and a sister – leave their orphanage and embark on a journey in search of their long-lost father. A reversed ‘Christmas Ca

    • Signals: Kira Muratova
  • Three Stories

    Three stories, three murders, three murderers: a man, a woman and a child. Each of these novellas is an exquisite mix of horror and black humour, subt

    • Signals: Kira Muratova
  • The Tuner

    A young crook and his capricious girlfriend plan to swindle two elderly ladies. But at first they need to gain their confidence and establish a close

    • Signals: Kira Muratova
  • Passions

    Love affairs, horse races and male duels unfold at an isolated hippodrome by the sea inhabited by very extravagant characters. Muratova’s manifesto on

    • Signals: Kira Muratova
  • Eternal Homecoming

    A woman is paid a surprise visit by her long-forgotten classmate, who needs her advice: should he choose a wife or a lover? An outrageously burlesque

    • Signals: Kira Muratova
  • Two in One

    Stylised and thoughtful absurdist Muratova film consists of two parts that intertwine with each other. Part one is set entirely in a theatre, part two

    • Signals: Kira Muratova