Daniil Zinchenko was born in Tyumen, Western Siberia, in 1984. He graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia and is now a member of the Upward! community, founded in 2010 by young Moscow artists who have become known for their exhibitions and performances. His debut feature film, ELIXIR, was selected at the Berlinale Forum in 2016.
Russia, 2016 dir. Daniil Zinchenko Daniil Zinchenko’s debut feature is a work of contemporary art as much as cinema, and revolves around two central metaphors: the horizontal physical life, with its quest for happiness, love, and universal solidarity; and the celestial vertical, with its dream of resurrection and eternity. Inspired by Andrei Platonov’s writings, this contemporary fairy tale is a story of scientists, guerilla fighters, cosmonauts, government officials who roam…Read more →