The winner of the Spirit of Fire won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival
10.08.2021, 14:50
The winner of the Spirit of Fire won the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival
Russian director Kira Kovalenko was awarded the Grand Prix of the Uncleaning View author's film competition at the 74th Cannes Film Festival for the film "Unclenching The Fists". The film tells the story of a family where a father brings up his children in a strict way. The eldest son managed to escape to a large city to earn money. The female protagonist also dreams of starting an independent life.

In 2017, Kira Kovalenko presented her debut film "Sofichka" at the 15th Spirit of Fire International Debut Film Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk. She received the recognition of the jury; the film was awarded the nomination "For the Preservation of Cultural Traditions".

Kira Kovalenko is a native of the city of Nalchik (Kabardino-Balkar ASSR, USSR). After graduating from high school, she studied at a college with a degree in web design. In 2015, she graduated from Kabardino-Balkar State University, where she studied film directing (Alexander Sokurov's workshop).

Congratulations to Kira Kovalenko on another professional success and we are waiting for her new works!