Director,
Writer,
Producer
Born in 1954 
 
 
Olesia FOKINA
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Олеся Юрьевна ФОКИНА
Olessia FOKINA
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Director
2020 - Obnazhennost (Обнаженность) [documentary, 70 mn]
2018 - Vek Solzhenitsyna (Век Солженицына) [documentary, TV, 113 mn]
2017 - Doroga zhizni Valeria Paniushkina (Дорога жизни Валерия Панюшкина) [documentary, 61 mn]
2017 - Gennadiy Shpalikov. Zhizn' oboyatelnovo cheloveka (Геннадий Шпаликов. Жизнь обаятельного человека) [documentary, 60 mn]
2016 - Zhizn podkhodit k nachalu (Жизнь подходит к началу) [documentary, 72 mn]
2012 - Ya davno idu po pryamoy (Я давно иду по прямой) [documentary, 53 mn]
2011 - Odin (Один) [documentary, 60 mn]
2010 - LIDIYA D. (Лидия Д.) [documentary, 44 mn]
2009 - Ne govori mne, kto ty (Не говори мне, кто ты) [documentary, 52 mn]
 
Writer
2018 - Vek Solzhenitsyna (Век Солженицына) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, TV, 113 mn]
2017 - Doroga zhizni Valeria Paniushkina (Дорога жизни Валерия Панюшкина) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 61 mn]
2016 - Zhizn podkhodit k nachalu (Жизнь подходит к началу) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 72 mn]
2012 - Ya davno idu po pryamoy (Я давно иду по прямой) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 53 mn]
2011 - Odin (Один) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 60 mn]
2009 - Ne govori mne, kto ty (Не говори мне, кто ты) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 52 mn]
1991 - Avtoportret v grobu, v kandalakh i s saksofonom (Автопортрет в гробу, в кандалах и с саксофоном) by Sergey STARODUBTSEV [documentary, 67 mn]
 
Producer
2020 - Obnazhennost (Обнаженность) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 70 mn]
2018 - Vek Solzhenitsyna (Век Солженицына) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, TV, 113 mn]
2016 - Zhizn podkhodit k nachalu (Жизнь подходит к началу) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 72 mn]
2012 - Ya davno idu po pryamoy (Я давно иду по прямой) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 53 mn]
2011 - Odin (Один) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 60 mn]
2009 - Ne govori mne, kto ty (Не говори мне, кто ты) by Olesia FOKINA [documentary, 52 mn]

Other films
2007 - «Angel Mail» (99min)
Special Jury Prize of the IFF «Message to Man» (St.Petersburg),The Special Jury Prize at the IFF «Literature and Cinema», Gatchina, Russia), Diploma of the «Window to Europe» (Vyborg), Honor Diploma IFF «New Europian cinema», Kaliningrad, IFF in Gdansk, 2009
«In this noncommercial film Brodsky is presented not so much as the genius poet, but Brodsky as we have never known him, despite his verses and essays, where it would seem he opened up to us completely. Here he is new to us!-faithful in friendship, capable of maintaining warm, personable ties for decades. This Brodsky was revealed to us in Angel mail» (Washington Post)
“Angel’s Post” – is a film about the exodus of the Russian inteligencia. This is the “ The Cherry Garden” of our time» (Itogy)

2004 - «Misteries and Miracles» ( 52 min) (Ilya Popenov, Prize winner of Independent literary nomination «Debut”)
The Prize of the 10-th IFF «Stalker» (Moscow) Honor Diplomas of the IFF «Message to Man» S-Peterburg, , Sochi, Docpoint (Helsinki), Stockholm. The Prize «For love and Compassion», IFF in Kiev

2003 - «The Main Role» ( Oleg Basilashvili, an actor)
2003 - «You and me and we together» (a family story)
2003 - «A Man For All Ages»
Tells the people about the best in Man and addresses to the best in Man.
The Project was dedicated to Albert Shveitzer

2001 - «Look At The Sunset» (49 min)(Tonino Guerra and Michelangelo Antonioni)
1999 - «Doctor» (Neurosurgery,Akademitian Alexander Konovalov)
1998 - «The Chosen One» ( Alexander Solzhenytzyn ) (in 3 parts. 156 min.)
Diploma of the Forum (Berlinale,1999)
Special Jury Prize at the National Russian documentary FF «Russia» (Ekaterinburg)
Grand Prix at the International literature Forum «East and West», (Bucarest)
«Fokina’s film is not an apology , but the Testament, enlightened by passion, pain, faults and the discoveries of the evangelist» (Novaya Gazzeta»)
«S in Fokina’s film turns out of the monument into a wise man tired of the long and difficult way.Among the films on Solzhenitzyn’s biography «The Chosen One»will be the best» (Moscow News)
« Fokina’s «The Chosen One»- is a real sensation» (Liberation,23.9.1998 )

1995 - «Children of the GULAG» (dedicated to A.Solzhenitsyn Charity Fund)
1992 - «Heart At Large»
1992 - «Time of Merab» (60 min.)(Philosopher M.Mamardashvili)
1991 - «Selfportrait in a coffin, in chains and with a saxophone», (sculptor Vadim Sidur)
First Prize winner at the Ekaterinburg FF, nominated at the «Panorama» at the IFF in Berlin

1990 - «The Dedication» (Natan Efros, an actor)

Awards :
«The Golden Medal of the Lumier Brothers (« Christmas Star»,Moscow,2002)
Prize «Ascending» ( «Vera Holodnaya” Film Festival, Moscow,2004).
Fokina’s trilogy about the Nobel Prize winner, Alexander Solzhenytsyn, called «The Chosen One» was awarded by progressive democratic media as «the best film about Alexander Solzhenitzyn and an outstanding event in the history of national documentary filmmaking» («Novaya Gazeta»)
Gennadiy Shpalikov. Zhizn' oboyatelnovo cheloveka :
Best documentary, "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2018

Biography
Born in Moscow iIn the family of a journalist and a philologist.
Graduated from the Moscow University ( MGU) and the Higher Cinema School.
All the films were demonstrated on the National TV Channels.
Member of Russian Union of Journalism and Russian Union of Cinematography.
A Prize Winner in Russian and International film festivals.