Holy God, Russia, 2016, 25 mins**UK PREMIERE**

Dir. Vladlena Sandu

Sunday 20th May 2018 @ Rio Cinema 16:00 - 18:00

Director's Bio

Vladlena Sandu was born in Crimea. In 1988 she moved with her family to Grozny. She studied at the Grozny Musical College (1989–1994). In 1998 she was displaced from her home to the Stavropol Krai region of Russia. She studied at the Rodchenko School of Photography (2010–2011). In 2011 she studied directing at the Russian State University of Cinema (VGIK), under the tutelage of Alexey Uchitel. At the time of writing she is a fifth year student. ‘Kira’, her debut short film, was awarded the jury prize at Kinotavr festival 2015, as well as the prize for the best directing and filming at the VGIK International Festival.


2016 Holy God (doc)
2015 Kira (feature)
2014 Orlovy (doc)
2012 Diana (doc)



IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

DOK Leipzig

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