Granny / Babusia : Grand prix du public et Prix Arte aux Rencontres internationales de cinéma à Paris 2003
Prix Don Quichotte, prix spécial du jury et prix oecuménique au Fstival de Karlovy Vary, 2003 Grand Prix du festival des festivals de Saint-Pétersbourg, 2003
In that Country : Prix de la Guilde des Critiques et historiens du cinéma au Festival "Kinochoc" à Anapa, 1997
Grand Prix du Public aux Rencontres Internationales de Cinéma de Paris 1998 Grand Prix du Jury au Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, 1998
Grand prix au Festival "Littérature et cinéma" à Gatchina, 1998
Born in Eastern Siberia on June 13, 1952, Lidiya Bobrova obtained her Diploma in History at the Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) University in 1975. As she was not willing to support an existing system, she gave up teaching and studied scriptwriting in Moscow under the direction of Evgueni Gabrilovitch. Her graduating script "Hey, You Geese!", reflecting the way of life of the soviet citizen too far away from the official ideology, was refused. After that she joined Lenfilm Studio, but her scripts were constantly rejected for the same reasons. With the Perestroika, her scripts were finally accepted and produced by the Studio of Experimental Films in Lenfilm.
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