Dmitry Yagodin is a Russian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is most known for his work on the critically acclaimed film Leviathan (2014), which won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Yagodin was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. He studied film at the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). After graduating, he started his career working as an assistant director on various Russian films.
In 2011, Yagodin wrote and directed his first feature film, Vysoky Zov (High Call). The film was a success in Russia and also received international recognition, winning awards at various film festivals.
Encouraged by the success of his debut film, Yagodin wrote and directed Leviathan in 2014. The film tells the story of a small town in Russia and the daily struggles of its inhabitants. Leviathan received critical acclaim, with many praising Yagodin's direction and the performances of the cast. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Since Leviathan, Yagodin has gone on to direct a number of other films, including Yolki (2015) and Zov (2017). He has also produced several films, such as the critically acclaimed drama Loveless (2017).
Yagodin’s films have received numerous awards and nominations, including four Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Award nominations. He has been lauded for his ability to capture the essence of Russian culture and create powerful and captivating stories.
Yagodin is an accomplished and respected filmmaker in the Russian film industry, and his work continues to garner international recognition. He is a director whose films are always worth watching, as they provide an insightful look into the complexities of Russian society.