Taisiya Reshetnikova

was born in Moscow in 1989. She entered the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK) (workshop of A. Uchitel). Her first documentary, a short-length film “The Jump” (2007) became the awardee of many international film festivals. Taisiya graduated as a straight-A student. In her filmography, there are both documentary and fiction award-winning films.


The Jump, 2007; The Flash, 2008; Lost in London, 2009; Just a Girl, 2009; The Laughter in The Darkness, 2011; Business in the Russian Way, 2011; No problem, 2012; Terror in Films and in Reality, 2014; Sweet Life, 2014; The Two Names of One City, 2016.

The Two Names of One City (6+)

Russia, 2016, colour, 28 min.
Director: Taisiya Reshetnikova
Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad are the two names of the one city, symbolising two eras. The film tells about an attempt of the younger generation to understand and perceive the heroic past of the city and at the same time describes the story of Elizaveta Novozhenina, who has survived the Blockade and other essential events of Leningrad’s history. The film shows how the city itself, its culture, spirit and history can unite the fates of completely different people, who are total strangers and are sometimes absolutely unlike each other.