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TOP: Natalya Govorina
BOTTOM: A film still from Sanatorium


Program Bio
September 2009: Telluride Film Festival, Boulder, Colorado, and New York City
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Natalya Govorina, a filmmaker, was born in 1982 in the city of Tomsk in Siberia.  As a college student, she studied Philosophy at Tomsk State University and worked for the Russian television program “Rush Hour.”  She went on to study at the Internews School of Film and Television in Moscow, and in 2009 she graduated from the Gerasimov Institute (VGIK), Russia’s top film school, with a degree in Film Directing.  Her student films, includingThe Investigative Experiment (Sledstvennyy Eksperiment, 2006), Jazz (2007), and Sanatorium (Zdravnitsa, 2008) have been screened and received awards at Russian and international film festivals.