Director,
Writer,
Actress
Born 1969, USSR (Russia)
 
 
Avdotya SMIRNOVA
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Авдотья СМИРНОВА
Avdotia SMIRNOVA
Also : Dounia (Дуня)
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2017 - The Story of an appointment (История одного назначения) [fiction, full length film]
2016 - Petersburg. Only For Love (Петербург. Только по любви) [fiction, full length film]
2012 - Kokoko (Кококо) [fiction, 100 mn]
2011 - Two days (Два дня) [fiction, full length film]
2008 - Fathers and children (Отцы и дети) [fiction, TV serial, 176 mn]
2006 - Contact (Связь) [fiction, 80 mn]
 
Writer
2017 - The Story of an appointment (История одного назначения) by Avdotya SMIRNOVA [fiction, full length film]
2012 - Kokoko (Кококо) by Avdotya SMIRNOVA [fiction, 100 mn]
2011 - Two days (Два дня) by Avdotya SMIRNOVA [fiction, full length film]
2008 - Fathers and children (Отцы и дети) by Avdotya SMIRNOVA [fiction, TV serial, 176 mn]
2007 - Gloss / Gloss : The Director's Cut (Глянец) by Andrey KONCHALOVSKY [fiction, 117 mn]
2006 - Contact (Связь) by Avdotya SMIRNOVA [fiction, 80 mn]
2003 - The Stroll / The Walk (Прогулка) by Aleksey UCHITEL [fiction, 90 mn]
2000 - His Wife's Diary (Дневник его жены) by Aleksey UCHITEL [fiction, 120 mn]
1999 - 8 1/2 dollarov / Vosem s polovinoy dollarov (8 1/2 долларов / Восемь с половиной долларов) by Grigori KONSTANTINOPOLSKY [fiction, 98 mn]
1995 - Mania of Giselle (Мания Жизели) by Aleksey UCHITEL [fiction, 86 mn]
1993 - Batterflyay (Баттерфляй)
1992 - Posledniy geroy (Последний герой) by Aleksey UCHITEL [documentary, 64 mn]
 
Actress
2012 - Till Night Do Us Part (Пока ночь не разлучит) by Boris KHLEBNIKOV [fiction, 70 mn]
1990 - Aquarium fish of this world (Аквариумные рыбы этого мира) by Gleb ALEINIKOV , Igor ALEINIKOV [fiction, 59 mn]
1990 - Lessons At the End of Spring (Уроки в конце весны) by Oleg KAVUN [fiction, 77 mn]

Other films
2009 - Оптический обман (эпизод ТВ-сериала «Черчилль») / Optical Deceit (episode of the television serial “Churchill”)
2008 - Вокзал (новелла в киноальманахе «9 Мая. Личное отношение-2008») / Station (novella in the film-almanac “9 May. Personal Attitude 2008”)

Author :

Awards :
1997 Deuxième prix au concours des scénarios The Harley-Merrill International Screening Competition aux USA pour le film Le Journal de sa femme.
The Story of an appointment :
Best Screenplay, Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Best directing, Festival ''Cinema and literature'', Gatchina (Russia), 2019
Best Screenplay, "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2019
Best Screenplay, Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2018
Best Screenplay, Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2018
Audience Award, Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2018
Kokoko :
Prize Cine-Club Federation of Russia, Russian programme, Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best Screenplay, Cinema and Theater Festival ''Autumn of Love'', Blagoveshchensk (Russia), 2012
Best Screenplay, Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
Audience Award, Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
Press award, Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
Best Screenplay, Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2012
Two days :
Audience Award, Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2011
Audience Award, Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2011
Contact :
Best first film, Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2006
Contact :
Prix du meilleur premier film au Festival "kinotavr", 2006

Biography
Script writer. Born in Moscow on 28 June 1969. Graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Moscow State University. Worked as journalist for "Kommersant" newspaper, then as book reviewer for the magazine "Afisha"; writes for film journals (magazine "Film Art", etc.). Presenter (with Tatiana Tolstaya) of the programme "School of Scandal" (channel "Kultura", NTV). Author of scripts for documentary films: "Butterfly", "The Last Hero", and for fiction films: "Giselle's Mania" (1995), "His Wife's Diary" (2000; second prize in the scriptwriters' competition of "The Harley-Merrill International Screening Competition", USA), "The Stroll" (2003) all directed by Alexei Uchitel, with whom she has worked since 1995. "Relations" is her directorial debut.
Source : www.kinotavr.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
- RUSSIA BEYOND : Cinq films sur Saint-Pétersbourg que vous devez absolument voir Elena BOBROVA, 2020, RUSSIA BEYOND
- RUSSIA BEYOND Les cinq meilleurs films russes à regarder sur Netflix [Dans quels pays?] Alexandre NETCHAÏEV, 2020, RUSSIA BEYOND
- Only for Love (Peterburg. Tol'ko po liubvi, 2016) Olga MUKHORTOVA, 2017, Kinokultura
- Kokoko. [Кококо] , Beach GRAY, 2013, rusfilm.pitt.edu
- Avdot’ia Smirnova: Kokoko (2012) , Lena DOUBIVKO, 2013, kinokultura.com
- Avdot’ia Smirnova : Two Days (2 dnia, 2011) , Stephen NORRIS, 2012, kinokultura.com
- Идеологическая комедия Два дня, режиссер Авдотья Смирнова , Anjelika ARTYUKH, 2011, Искусство кино, 8
- Номенклатурный ромком. Два дня , Andrey PLAKHOV, 2011, seance.ru
- La Russie de 2011 au miroir de son cinéma , Sylvie BRAIBANT, 2011, TV5
- Avdot'ia Smirnova : Relations (Sviaz', 2006) , Lucy FISHER, 2007, kinokultura.com
 
 

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