Dmitry Frolov

Director, Scriptwriter and Producer

Dmitry Frolov was born in Leningrad in 1966. He graduated from The Institute of Film & Television in 1990. He worked at LENFILM Studios and then for the STV film company as a cameraman, in which capacity he has worked with many independent filmmakers. He began to shoot his own films before the start of perestroika, in the early 1980s. He is one of the leaders of the Russian movie vanguard in the post-perestroika age. He makes aesthetic experiments connecting with the return to dumb cinema on a new level of movie language. He shoots his films exclusively on film by the company Svema. Even though the film made by this factory is no longer produced, he is still faithful to the brand selected in his youth. When asked why, he replied that only Svema because of its unpredictability and non-uniformity of the emulsion, is the living material, which is able to convey the thrill of the character of life and even the seemingly inanimate object.