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Nataliia Serebriakova

Ukranian born and Berlin-based film critic who fell in love with Andrzej Zulawski

Film Critic

Nataliia Serebriakova is Berlin-based Ukrainian film critic. Her cinematic taste was formed under the influence of French cinema, which was shown on the Ukrainian channel UT-1 in the daytime, as well as the TV series Twin Peaks by David Lynch. After graduating as a historian and practical psychologist, she worked in the regional Ukrainian press. While on maternity leave, Natalііa began to read a lot of reviews from world film critics, among whom her favourites were Roger Ebert and Richard Brody.

The turning point was watching Andrzej Zulawski’s My Nights Are More Beautiful than Your Days (1989), which inspired her to fully devote herself to film criticism. Zulawski, Terrence Malick and Michelangelo Antonioni are Nataliia’s favourite directors. Nataliia writes for the Ukrainian outlets Korydor, DTF-magazine, Skvot, Vogue Ukraine, annually attends three major and a dozen minor world film festivals, and also writes for the German magazine Cargo. She was a special Ukrainian correspondent for the web-site Cineuropa. She is a member of Fipresci and a Golden Globe voter. To boot, she is a programmer for the Lithuanian film festival Scanorama.

Other posts by Nataliia Serebriakova
Sofia Exarchou's filthy genius sophomore feature exposes the animalistic routine of resort animateurs in Greece - from the 32nd edition of Raindance [Read More...]

About Dry Grasses (Kuru Otlar Üstüne)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest cinematic marathon puts viewers right into the heart of Anatolian winter, facing a Chekhovian existential crisis - in cinemas Friday, July 26th [Read More...]

Our dirty questions to Jonas Trueba
Ukrainian movie critic Nataliia Serebriakova interviews the Spanish director behind the happy-go-divorce drama The Other Way Around, which premiered in Cannes last month; they talk about his career, the good side of separations, a lesson that he learnt from his filmmaking father, making low-budget films, and more! [Read More...]

The Other Way Around (Volvereis)
A Spanish couple decides to throw a divorce celebration party, and the preparations are well underway... from the Directors' Fortnight section of the Festival de Cannes [Read More...]

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