Alexander Rastorguev

Born in 1971 in Rostov-on-Don. Rastorguev studied at the Philosophy Department of Rostov State University and graduated from St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. Rastorguev’s films were entered into various foreign festivals. Awards: the Laurel Branch at Moscow’s ArtDocFest (Mommies, 2001, and Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007), the Grand Prize at the Russia Documentary Festival (Mommies, 2001), the Special Jury Award at the Amsterdam IFF (Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007), the White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics (Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007), Russia’s Triumph Prize Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007). Rastorguev was killed in 2018 while filming a documentary in the Central African Republic.


Good-bye, Boys, 1997; Native Land, 1998; Your Kin, 1999; Mountain, 2001; Mummies, 2001; Tender´s Heat, Wild Wild Beach, 2006; I Love You, 2009; I Don't Love You, 2012; The Term, 2014.

Pavel Kostomarov

After earning his first degree in biology, Kostomarov graduated from VGIK’s Cinematography Department in 2002. In 2005 he studied at the European Discovery Campus, and then in 2006 at BBC’s London office. As a DoP, Kostomarov shot features with Sergei Loznitsa, Aleksei Uchitel, Aleksei Popogrebsky, and Boris Khlebnikov. Beginning in 2003, Pavel worked as a director and cinematographer on his own projects. In 2010 Kostomarov received the Berlinale’s Silver Bear “For Outstanding Artistic Achievement”.


(selected filmography) The Transformer, 2004; Life In Peace, 2004; The Mother, 2007; Together, 2009; I Love You, 2009; I Don't Love You, 2012; Playback, 2012; The Term, 2014.

I Don't Love You (16+)

Russia, 2012, colour, 85 min.
Directors: Alexander Rastorguev, Pavel Kostomarov
Vika is 20 and she lives in a small provincial town. Like all the girls do, Vika believes in love and hopes to find it someday. She films her every step on camera - sort of a diary - and from the records we find out that the girl has been in relationship with Artyom for quite a long time. However, this fact doesn’t hold her from going on a date with Zhenya. For a period of time Vika will be dating both, until she’s ready to choose the one.