Risk Film Studio Retrospective

Andrey Osipov

was born in 1960. In 1982, he graduated from Odessa Polytechnic Institute and in 1995 from the High School of Scriptwriters and Film Directors (workshop of E. Tashkov). He is the winner of national and international film festivals, awardee of Russian biggest national film awards “Nika” (years 2001, 2004, 2014) and “The Golden Eagle Award” (2004). Member of Russian State Film Academy. Awardee of the Russian Federation Government Award (2005).


Voices, 1997; Blown in with the Wind, 1999; Et Cetera…, 2000; Hunting Down an Angel, 2002; Passion of Marina, 2004; Save and Protect, 2013; Koktebel’s Pebbles, 2014; The Leader Will Be I, 2015.

The Leader Will Be I! (16+)

Russia, 2015, colour, 50 min.
Director: Andrey Osipov
A tragical fate of Russian poet-symbolist Valery Bryusov narrated through the history of silent cinematography. How could the notorious poet, women’s idol, “Demon of Thought”, “Angel of Grief”, “Genius of Passion” become the first Soviet censor, a participant of the initial oppressions against Russian poets on the basis of ideology? How and why did the brightest star of Russian poetry fade and disappear?


Russian Film Festival “Literature and Cinema” (Russia, 2015) – the Jury Diploma and the Readers’ Jury Award; Russian Documentary Film Festival “Salt of the Earth” (Russia, 2015) – the Jury Diploma “For the Commitment to Russian Literature”; Russian Documentary Film Festival in New-York (USA, 2015) – the Jury Diploma “For the Contribution into Cultural Archeology; Russian national award in the category of nonfiction and TV “The Laurel Branch” (Russia, 2015) – in the nomination “Best in Profession – Scriptwriter”.