Anastasia Kuzyakova

was born and grew up in Orenburg. She graduated from the director’s faculty of All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (documentary workshop of Boris Karadzhev, 2017).


Buy the Elephant!, 2015; Women+, 2016; Sister, 2017.
Special Jury Mention

Sister (18+)

Russia, 2017, colour, 25 min.
Director: Anastasia Kuzyakova
In her daily life, she works as a saleswoman in a fur coat shop. But once a week she holds yoga and meditation workshops for local sex workers. With no judgement, she tries to help them to understand and overcome their fears, and feel more beautiful and worthy than they do.