Marina Goldovskaya (b. 1941) is one of the most eminent Russian filmmakers. She graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography in 1963. After that she has directed almost 30 films and been a professof of journalism and film. From 1995 onwards Goldovskaya has been a professor in the UCLA in California.
Festival will screen two politically stark films by Goldovskaya. The Solovetsk Power (1988) is documentary about the infamous prison camp for political prisoners. The camp was shut down later on during the Soviet rule. The making process of A Bitter Taste of Freedom (2011) spans over two decades, during which Goldovskaya captured on film the conversations which she had with her student and friend Anna Politkovskaya. Politkovskaya was murdered in 2006 because of her journalistic investigations. The film has been awarded price for best documentary in Warsaw and Montreal,
Marina Goldovskaya in Helsinki 28th – 30th January.