SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018
International Jury

SERGEY BODROV

Director, screenwriter, producer, writer

Born in 1948 in Khabarovsk. In 1974 graduated from the script faculty of the Film Institute VGIK (workshop of Kira Paramonova and Natalya Fokina). In 1978 made his debut as screenwriter (“Troublemaker”).

In 1989 the film “S.E.R” received the Grand Prix at the festival in Montreal, the Young Cinema prize in Berlin, a special jury prize at Sorrento IFF, a discovery prize in Brussels. Since the end of the 1980s Bodrov has been directing, and has become one of leaders of  Russian cinema.

He has shot more than 20 pictures and is the winner of many prestigious film awards. Bodrov was twice nominated for the Oscar with the films “The Prisoner of the Mountains” (1997) and “The Mongol” (2008); he is the winner of a FIPRESCI award in Cannes and the Felix award of the European Film academy for the best script (“The Prisoner of the Mountains”), the State award of the Russian Federation in cinema for 1997 and many others.

GULNARA SARSENOVA

Producer

Gulnara Sarsenova, M.Phil. Graduated from the faculty of journalism at Kazakh State University in Alma-Ata. She trained at the director’s faculty at the Film Institute VGIK in Moscow, also participating in the workshop of Tatyana Lioznova. Founder of the chain for luxury goods “French House”, the popular newspaper “Novoe Pokolenie” and the “Revue” magazine.

For her merits in the sphere of business was awarded the French Bonaparte medal, an honorary award from the president of Kazakhstan. Sarsenova’s films have been nominated for and awarded prestigious prizes.

Thus, the film “Mongol” (2008) by Sergei Bodrov was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the film “Tulpan” (2008) by Sergei Dvortsevoy has gathered more than 40 awards worldwide, including an Asian Oscar (ASPA) and the prize of the Certain Regard Competition in Cannes. “Aika” (2018) has received the award for Best Actress at the Cannes film festival.

In 2008 Sarsenova has received the awards “Best Asian Cinematographer ” at the Busan IFF and the first woman to receive this prestigious award.

PIERRE SPENGLER

Producer

Born in 1947 in Paris. Pierre Spengler started in the industry in 1964 on the film “Paris Secret”, and went on working as an assistant director, assistant editor and production assistant on such major films as “The Madwoman of Chaillot”, starring Katharine Hepburn (1968); “Le Mans”, starring Steve McQueen (1969); and “The Light at The Edge of the World”, staring Kirk Douglas (1970).

Since 1986 he has been independent and has produced such films as “The Return of the Musketeers” and “Underground” (Golden Palm in Cannes 1995) and co-produced more than 20 films out of the UK, including “Unleashed”, with Jet Li and Morgan Freeman; Guy Ritchie’s “Revolver”, with Jason Statham; and “7 Seconds”, with Wesley Snipes. In addition to his activities in the UK, he cofounded in 2000 the production company Cadenza Films in the Netherlands which produced “Snapshots”, “Tirza” and “Suskind”.

NASTASSJA KINSKI

Actress

Born in Berlin. At teenage age started modelling. Debuted in cinema aged 14, in Wim Wenders’ film “The Wrong Move” (1975), and receiving the prestigious award Deutscher Filmpreis for Outstanding Achievement. With Roman Polanski’s “Tess” (1979) came the real break, where she received the Golden Globe for her role and was nominated for the Cesar award.

From then on she has been one of the most desired film stars and has acted in more pictures, including such films as Francis Ford Copolla’s “One from the Heart” (1982), Paul Schröder’s “Cat People” (1982), Tony Richardson’s “The Hotel New Hampshire” (1984), etc. Wim Wenders’ film “Paris, Texas” (1984) in which Kinski played a supporting role to great effect, received the Golden Palm.

Nine years later she played in the continuation of Wenders’ cult film “The Sky over Berlin”, titled “Faraway, so Close!” (1993). Since 2011 Kinski is member of the American Motion Pictures Academy.

MARC RUSCART

Producer, director, actor

Born in Paris in 1951. Since 1977 has created various international film festivals, namely Douarnenez (Festival of National Minorities), Quimper (Art and Cinema meetings), Dinard (British Film Festival), and also a film festival in Riga and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Since 2015 founder and president of the festival of Russian cinema in Paris.

Well known for his films “Beyond our Dreams” (2000), “20 nights and rainy day” (2006). Has acted in Kira Muratova’s “The Sensitive Policeman” (1992) which took a prize at Kinotavr festival. The film “A Chef in Love” by Nana Djordjadze (1996) directors where Ruscart was one of the producers, has been nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar and was a winner of the film festival in Karlovy Vary.

He is the president of Rivages Russie Evénements association.