About Avdotya Smirnova
June 29, 1969
|Place of Birth||:||Moscow, USSR (Russia)|
|Also Known As||:||Dunya Smirnova, Дуня Смирнова, Авдотья Смирнова|
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Director, scriptwriter, writer, journalist. Prize-winner and participant of national and international film festivals, recipient of “Woman of the Year” title from GQ magazine. Born in Moscow, studied at the philological faculty of Moscow State University. Moved to Petersburg, directing the St Petersburg office of Kommersant Publishing House. Since 1993 has collaborated with Alexei Uchitel and authored scripts for his films “Giselle’s Mania”, “His Wife’s Diary”, “The Stroll”. She also wrote the script for “Gloss” by Andrei Konchalovsky, “$81⁄2” by Grigori Konstantinopolsky (co-authorship), and others. From 2002–2014 presented with Tatyana Tolstaya the talk show “School of Scandal”. In 2006 debuted as director with the film “The Relation” (prize for best debut at Kinotavr). In 2012 founded the Vykhod Fund, which assists with the solution of problems of autism in Russia.