Natalia Pavlenkova is an acclaimed and much-loved Russian theatre actress, with an outstanding on-stage career since 1979 who currently works at the Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow. Zoology is Natalia’s first lead role in a feature film, and she was awarded the Best Actress Prize at the Kinotavr Sochi Open Russian Film Festival. Zoology is Natalia’s second collaboration with director Ivan I. Tverdovsky after playing a central character in the APSA-nominated Correction’s Class(2014). Her role as a woman who suddenly grows a tail in the fanciful and daring Zoology follows her appearance in Sergey Tarnaev and Lyuba Lvova’s Winter Journey (2013), a film that courted controversy due to its exploration of Russian taboos.

Accolades

Natalia Pavlenkova
Best Actress, 2016

Natalia Pavlenkova

Best Actress, 2016

Natalia Pavlenkova

Zoology (Zoologiya)

Natalia Pavlenkova is an acclaimed and much-loved Russian theatre actress, with an outstanding on-stage career since 1979 who currently works at the Stanislavsky Theater in…

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Films

Zoology
2016

Zoology (Zoologiya)

Russian Federation, France, Germany
2016

Zoology (Zoologiya)

Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. As she struggles for independence, she has to endure the absurd…

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