Anastasia Zverkova

was born in Irkutsk in 1991. In 2013, she graduated from Baikal State University of Economics and Law (Journalistic faculty). In 2015, she graduated from Higher Courses of Scriptwriters and Directors in Moscow (feature and documentary film workshop of A.Gerasimov and A.Dobrovolsky). Nowadays she is director at Eastern-Siberian studio of film chronicles.


On Angara, 2013; The Countryman, 2015; Shenekhen Queen, 2016.

The Countryman (16+)

Russia, 2015, colour, 15 min.
Director: Anastasia Zverkova
Documentary comedy about the newly-minted Russian citizen Francois Dembele. He was born in Mali but it was his childhood dream to get to the USSR: in the eyes of an African child it was paradise on Earth. As it often happens, the dream came true…halfway.


IFF “BASTAU”, Kazakhstan: Best documentary; Baikal Festival of Regional Cinema, Irkutsk: Best Film under 25 min.; IFF “Saratov Sufferings”, Saratov: Best Debut; TV and Cinema Forum “Together”, Yalta: Special Prize.