Denis Osokin was born in Kazan in 1977. He studied psychology at Warsaw University and is a graduate of the philology department of Kazan University. As a writer of short stories he has won several prestigious prizes. He also worked in television in Kazan, where his projects included documentaries on the culture and traditions of the people of the Volga region. Osokin won the Gorn Prize for Best Script at this year’s Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival for Nebesnye Ženy Lugovykh Mari (Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari). His screenplay of Ovsyanki (Silent Souls), adapted by Osokin from his own novel, won him the Best Screenplay Award at the 2011 APSAs, Mar Del Plata Film Festival and the Russian Nika Awards. The film also won multiple awards at the 67th Venice Film Festival, including the FIPRESCI Prize.

Films

Silent Souls
2011

Silent Souls (Ovsyanki)

Russian Federation
2011

Silent Souls (Ovsyanki)

When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of…

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Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari
2013

Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (Nebesnye Zeny Lugovykh Mari)

Russian Federation
2013

Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (Nebesnye Zeny Lugovykh Mari)

Nebesnye zheny lugovykh mari is a 2012 Russian comedy-drama directed by Aleksei Fedorchenko. The film was shot in Mari language and tells 23 different tales…

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Angels of Revolution
2014

Angels of Revolution (Angely Revolucli)

Russian Federation
2014

Angels of Revolution (Angely Revolucli)

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