Director Biography – Julia Trofimova (Eulogy for Denis K. )

Director Biography – Julia Trofimova

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Julia Trofimova was born in a Russian town of Kaluga, moved to Moscow when she was sixteen. She studied Economics in the Moscow State University and worked as a strategy consultant for 10 years.
In the middle of her career she decided to change her life completely and started studying first screenwriting and then directing in New York Film Academy and Moscow Film School. Her experience in strategy helped her play both Director and Producer role for her student film “I’m Game” and her debut film “Eulogy for Denis K.”


Director Statement


This film is about acceptance. It is about the learning to accept life as it is, even if it’s not ideal. It is about accepting affairs of your husband, betrayal of your friends and even death. It is an attempt to find the way to treat all of it a bit less seriously.
The sub-theme of the film is the question of the truth or rather a truth. Do we know the whole truth and are we ready for it? Should we aspire to know it all, if it’s never the full picture?
We talk about it in a not too serious tone, without too much drama, via soft warm colours, ironic smiles and jazz.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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