Risk Film Studio Retrospective

Igor Grigoriev

a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, was born in 1944 in Yaroslavl, graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography (workshop of M. Roma), since 1972 worked at Central Studio for Documentary Film, since 1998 is an art director of Risk Film Studio.


(Selected Filmography) Master Vasiliy Bolshukhin, 1968; I Won’t Cry, 1969; Holidays of Revolution, 1970; Water, 1972; Torpedo Sports Club, 1972; Right to Trust, 1973; Innovators, 1974; Two People on Ice, 1974; A Duel, 1975; 30-year-olds, 1977; Olympic Games of 1980, 1981; Loyalty to the Earth, 1981; Thursday Bonfire, 1982; In the Main Direction, 1983; Eight Corners under One Roof, 1984; If You Want to be Unemployed, 1991; The Gospel of Satan, 1992; We Don’t Need Your Life, 1993; Men’s Job, 1996; A Dream, 1999; Every Year Comes the Spring, 2000; The Adventures of Joseph, the Shoemaker’s Son, 2002; Maximum Permissible Dose, 2005; Bullets for Petlyura, 2005; Kulaks of the 21st Century, 2006; Unbreakable Denisych, 2006; The Shield, 2007; Ilya Gutman. The Man of War and Peace, 2008; Partisans’ Children, 2011; The Clash of the Titans: Vatutin vs Manshtein, 2016.

We Don’t Need Your Life (12+)

Russia, 1993, colour, 29 min.
Director: Igor Grigoriev
This film is about the difficult fate of the Nenets deer-breeders of Yamal. The authors, after walking with a team of deer breeders for many hundreds of kilometers, introduce us the life, relationships, and traditions of the Nenets. They tell how people from the Big Land deprive their ancestral pastures by laying gas pipelines, how our civilization destroys their habitual way of life, imposing their values, their way of life. And they do not accept it, they do not need it.


Moscow International Short Film Festival of Native Peoples of the World (Russia, 1993) – special award for the Best Author’s Work; Festival of Ecological Films in Ventspils (Latvia, 1996) – award and diploma; Festival of Nonfiction Films «Russia» (Russia, 1994) – Film Critics Diploma; Baikal International Festival of Documentary and Popular-Science Films People and Environment (Russia, 1999) – Diploma.