One of Russia’s best known documentary filmmakers, Marina Goldovskaya has made 28 documentaries as director, cinematographer and writer. Her films have appeared on Russian, British, Japanese, Swedish, German, French, and U.S. television.
Award-winning titles include The House on Arbat Street (Prix Europa & Golden Hugo Award); The Shattered Mirror (Golden Gate Award) and Solovky Power (Joris Ivens Special Jury Prize).
Her film A Bitter Taste of Freedom, was the centerpiece of a sweeping career retrospective at the 16th annual It’s All True international documentary festival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2011.
Goldovskaya received her Ph.D. in fine arts in 1987. She was a professor at Moscow State University and was a visiting professor at UC San Diego and Vassar College. She passed away on March 20, 2022.