Renata Litvinova

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Renata Litvinova
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Born Renata Muratovna Litvinova
(1967-01-12) 12 January 1967 (age 50)
Moscow, Russian SFSR USSR
Occupation Film actress, director, screenwriter
Notable work Ofelia in Tri istorii
Lina in The Tuner
Children 1 daughter, Ulyana Dobrovskaya
Website http://renatalitvinova.ru/

Renata Muratovna Litvinova (Russian language: Рената Муратовна Литвинова) is a Russian actress, director, and screenwriter.[1]

Early life[edit]

Litvinova was born in Moscow in 1967 (January 12) to Volga Tatar father Murat Aminovich Vergazov and an ethnic Russian mother, Alisa Mikhailovna Litvinova.[2] Her parents were doctors by profession. They divorced when Renata was just one year old. She attended VGIK in 1984 and graduated in 1989.[3] She attended the same year as fellow screenwriters and directors Roman Kachanov and Arkady Vysotsky.[2] It is here where she worked on her first film as a screenwriter for the film The Much Loved rita. The Last Meeting with Her (1988).[4]

Career[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

She began her film career as a screenwriter, writing films from 1988 to 1998. None of her earlier projects such as Truck Drivers 2 (1992) achieved any critical or commercial acclaim.[2] She was discovered by fellow director Kira Muratova in 1994 after Muratova had come across Litvinova's thesis she had written for VGIK. Meeting one another at a local festival, Muratova changed her mind and instead wanted Litvinova to star in one of her films.[2] Litvinova auditioned for the role of the female protagonist Violet but was deemed unsuitable. However, Muratova wanted her in the film and allowed her to write a role for herself. Litvinova wrote herself into the film as a nurse.[2] She continued to write screeplays after her role, which included both Male Revelations (1995) and Principled and Compassionate View (1995). The latter film won the Jury prize at the "Window to Europe" Film festival and was showcased in a number of other festivals around the world such as Japan and Germany.[5] She collaborated with Muratova again in 1997 and 1998, writing two screenplays that Muratova directed. Letanova's screenplay Three Stories was turned into a film in 1997, she also played the role of Opha in it. Her story To Own and Belong was adapted into the critically acclaimed crime film Country of the Deaf in 1998.[2]

Actress[edit]

In 2000, she gained popularity after transitioning from a screenwriter to an actress, playing the role of Albino Crow in the show The Border[3] She wrote screenplays for films sparingly after this role and starred in all of the films she wrote. Litvinova became acclaimed in the mid-2000s when she was nominated for her roles in Sky. Plane. Girl. (2002), The Tuner (2004) and I’m Not Hurt (2006).[6]

Director[edit]

She made her directorial debut in 2000 with the documentary There is No Death For Me. The film focused on the experiences of Litvinova's favorite Soviet Era actresses and gave insight into her views on their stories.[7] As with her screenwriting, she directed sparingly in between her acting roles, directing six films since 2000. She directed her first feature film in 2004, The Goddess, which she also wrote and starred in.[8] In 2006, she directed her first short film, Rado.[8] Litvinova made her first foray into concert films in 2008 when she directed the film Green Theatre in Zemfira. The film was created using footage from a concert of one of Litvinova's friends, musical artist Zemfira Ramazanova.[9] The film won "music film of the year" from independent music award show "Steppenwolf".[10] The two collaborated again in 2010 to create another Ramazanova concert film directed by Litvinova called Moscow. Crokus/Arrow.[8] Finally, Ramazanova served as the composer on Litvinova's second full-length feature film Rita's Last FairyTale (2012), which deals with "universal themes of love, hate and search for love."[11][12]

Voice Actress[edit]

She lent her voice to the film $8.50 (1999) to be used as a voiceover for the character Xenia who was played by Natalia Adreichenko. Her voice appeared in a number of other films in the 2000s including Frog's Paradise (2007) and Peregrine (2008).[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film[8]
Director Screenwriter Voice Actor Producer Actress Role Notes
1988 The Much Loved Rita. The Last Meeting with Her
Green tickY
1989 Two Arrows. A Mystery in the Stone Age
Green tickY
not credited
1990 Leningrad. November.
Green tickY
1991 Not Love
Green tickY
1992 Truck Drivers 2
Green tickY
1994 Passions
Green tickY
Green tickY
nurse Lily
1995 Male Revelations
Green tickY
1995 Principled and Compassionate View
Green tickY
1997 Three Stories
Green tickY
Green tickY
Opha
1998 Country of the Deaf
Green tickY
1999 The Right to Choose
Green tickY
Nika
1999 $8.50
Green tickY
Xenia (role played by Natalia Adreichenko)
2000 The Border
Green tickY
Albino Crow
2000 There is No Death For Me
Green tickY
Documentary film
2001 The Black Room
Green tickY
dealer in a casino
2001 Berlin Express
Green tickY
intelligence agent
2001 April
Green tickY
Nastasia
2002 Sky. Plane. Girl.
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Lara the stewardess
2003 The Suitcases of Tulse Luper (Part III)
Green tickY
Constance Bulitsky
2004 The Tuner
Green tickY
Lina
2004 The Goddess
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
investigator Faina
2004 Saboteur
Green tickY
chief of station
2005 Dead Man's Bluff
Green tickY
waitress/secretary Katya
2005 Vocal Parallels
Green tickY
entertainer
2006 Nine Months
Green tickY
2006 Tin Plate
Green tickY
wife of a nude man
2006 It Doesn't Hurt Me
Green tickY
Tata
2006 Rado
Green tickY
Short Film
2007 Two in One
Green tickY
Green tickY
Alissa
2007 Cruelty
Green tickY
Green tickY
Zoya Andreyevna Vyatkina
2007 Frog's Paradise
Green tickY
2008 To Catch a Brunette
Green tickY
woman in the photograph - Masha's Mom
2008 Peregrine
Green tickY
Gala
2008 The Adventures of Alyonushka and Eremu
Green tickY
Aunt Yefrosinya
2008 Green Theatre in Zemfira
Green tickY
Green tickY
Full-length concert film
2009 Merry People
Green tickY
Eugenia, wife of Roses
2009 Ordered to be Destroyed! Operation "Chinese Box"
Green tickY
Charlotte
2009 Melody for a Street Organ
Green tickY
Kitty
2009 The Golden Section
Green tickY
Katyusha, the owner of the photo studio
2010 Rorrima Bo's Magic Cup
Green tickY
senior pioneer leader, witch
2010 Diamonds. Theft.
Green tickY
woman with a big nose
2010 Moscos. Crocus/Arrow
Green tickY
2011 Generation P
Green tickY
Alla
2011 Heart of a Boomerang
Green tickY
enchantress
2012 Rita's Last Fairytale
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Tanya Neubivko
2012 The Girl and Death
Green tickY
Nina
2012 Eternal Return
Green tickY
She
2014 Concrete Gene
Green tickY
Chief editor of "Our Crime"
2015 About Love
Green tickY
lecturer
2016 The Day of My Death
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
not credited Short Film
2018 ANGST Vladislav Yö Vladislav Yö Maria Magdalena Mitrovski
Green tickY
Frau Doktor Oberhaupt

Awards and Honours[edit]

  • Best Acting Debut at Kinotavr for her role in "Passions" (1994)
  • "Woman-style" Film Award for her role in "Passions" (1994)
  • Best Actress at Yekaterinburg film festival for her role in "Three Stories" (1997)
  • Best Supporting Actress at the International Film Festival "Baltic Pearl" in Riga, Jurmala, for her role "Three Stories" (1997)
  • Laurel branch for "There is no death for me" (2000)
  • State Prize of the Russian Federation for her role in "Border. Taiga Affair" (2001)
  • Best Actress at RKF "Literature and Cinema" in Gatchina for her role in "Heaven. Plane. Woman" (2003)
  • Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation (2003)
  • Best Actress for CF "Viva Cinema of Russia" in St. Petersburg for her role in "The Tuner" (2005)
  • Jury Special Mention at International Film Festival in Wiesbaden goEast for her role in "Goddess: How I Fell in Love" (2005)
  • Jury Special Mention at International Film Festival in Wiesbaden goEast for her role in "The Tuner" (2005)
  • Best Actress at Kinotavr for her role in "I'm not hurt" (2006)
  • National award of public recognition of the achievements of women "Olympia" of the Russian Academy of Business and Entrepreneurship (2007)
  • Pushkin Medal (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LITVINOVA Renata (Actress)". Celebrities. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Renata Litvinova". Rusactors. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Biography of the Stars - Renata Litvinova". Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Kolobrotov, Aleksei. "Renata and Death". The Free Press. The Free Press. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tokyo International Film Festival". Internet Movie Database. IMDB. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Renata Litvinova - Awards". Internet Movie Database. IMDB. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "There Is No Death For Me". Newspaper.ru. Newspaper.ru. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Biography". Renata Litvinova. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Lapteva, Elena. "Zemfira without bills". WebCite. Archived from the original on April 24, 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Green Theatre in Zemfira named best musical film". Correspondant.net. Correspondent. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rita's Last Fairytale". Odessa International Film Festival. Odessa International Film Festival. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Creators". Rita's Last Fairytale. Renata Litvinova. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 

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