Alina Rudnitskaya is an internationally acclaimed Russian filmmaker and director. Born in Moscow in 1976, she studied film at the prestigious Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). After graduating, she worked as a documentary filmmaker, producing documentaries for Russia’s leading television channels.
In 2006, Alina made her feature film debut with the romantic comedy, “My Best Friend’s Birthday”. The film won awards at both the Moscow and Odessa International Film Festivals, and attracted international attention. She followed this up with the critically acclaimed drama “The Italian”, which was nominated for Best Film at the 2009 Moscow International Film Festival.
Alina’s third feature, “The Bride” (2011), was a major success, both in Russia and internationally. This psychological thriller was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and won Best Film at the London Film Festival.
Alina’s subsequent feature films, “Lily of the Valley” (2013) and “Love in Vain” (2015), both received critical acclaim and numerous awards. Her most recent film, “The End of the World” (2018), was an ambitious science-fiction thriller that won the Best Film award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Alina’s films have been praised for their visual beauty, complex characters, and unpredictable story-telling. Her work has been featured in numerous film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, and Toronto.
Alina is also an acclaimed television director, having directed the television series “Tatyana’s Day” (2016) and “The Flight” (2017). Her work has earned her numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Eagle Award for Best Director.
Alina Rudnitskaya is a director of immense talent and a powerful voice in modern Russian cinema. Her films have delighted audiences around the world, and she is widely regarded as one of the most exciting directors of her generation.