Victoria Smirnova Mayzel

Film Critic, Russia

Victoria Smirnova MayzelVictoria Smirnova (born 1972 in Saint-Petersburg) is a Russian film and contemporary art critic. Graduated from the Russian Philology and Culture Department (Saint Petersburg University) she works for numerous newspapers and web sites ("Underground", "Vecherniy Petersburg", "Panorama TV", "Drougoje kino") writes articles, interviews, analytic essays for the main Russian film magazine "Art of Cinema" while continuing her post graduate studies at the Russian Institute of Art History. Last publications are: "Dom - 2. Russian Reality Show" (Art of Cinema, 2007); "Districted — review on October film premiers" (Teatralny Petersburg 2007), "Amateurs — review on the latest Iosseliani film (Art of Cinema, 2007), "Made in Iran — essay on Iranian films (Hermitage, 2007).

"Yaptik-Hasse": The Savage Innocents By Victoria Smirnova

in 7th Perm Flahertiana - International Documentary Film Festival

A remote island, Yamal. A "Nenet" family, "Yaptik" —... read more

Life in Oblivion

in 50th Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival

“Tell me your collision with a squirrel” – that's th... read more

"Pasolini": Antibiography

in 37th Moscow International Film Festival

Pasolini by Abel Ferrara is a movie apparently made ... read more

Advantage Rule

in 28th Panorama of European Cinema, Athens

Porumboiu's movies are recognizable at once: a delib... read more

Solitary Voyage

in 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam

Social films, whose main experience turns out to be ... read more

No Trespassing

in 63rd International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen

Off Takes (Zheng Pian Zhi Wai), the title of the fil... read more

Chekhov Motives

in 35th FilmFest Munich

Garden by Sonja Maria Kröner belongs to a type of fi... read more