Larisa Leonidovna Malyukova

Larisa Leonidovna Malyukova

Soviet and Russian film critic, screenwriter, columnist at “Novaya Gazeta”
Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation
Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Cinematic Arts “Nika”
Member of the expert jury of the Ministry of Culture and the Foundation for the Support of Cinematography
Jury member of domestic international film festivals

In 1984 Malyukova graduated from the Theater Studies Faculty of GITIS.

In 1990, she became a candidate of art history (dissertation topic: “Interaction of arts: theater and cinema. 1920s”).

Malyukova worked as a music editor at the Central Television, editor at “Soviet Film” magazine, where in 1983 she created the section “Multirama” about the animation of the republics of the USSR.

Since then she has become an expert in animation.

Malyukova was published in different magazines: “Iskusstvo Kino”, “Seans”, “Novoe Vremya”, “Teatr”, “Sovetskiy Ekran”, “Variety”; and newspapers: “Izvestia”, “Ekran i Scena”, “Kommersant”, “Kultura”, “Nedelya”.

Since 2001, she has been working as a movie observer for “Novaya Gazeta”.

Member of the organizing committees of the International Festival of Animated Films “KROK” and the Open Russian Festival of Animated Films in Suzdal. In 1997-2002, Malyukova was a program director of the All-Russian Festival of Visual Arts in “Orlyonok”.

Malyukova specializes in the study of animated films. For many years she has been promoting and popularizing Russian animation not only as an author, but also as a member of expert councils, organizing committees, juries of international and domestic animation festivals, moderator of round tables and discussions on the problems of modern animation.

Writer of scripts for documentaries:

“Frida in the Background of Frida”, “The Extraordinary Adventures of Diego Diegovich in the Country of the Bolsheviks”, “Look, the sky”, “Pushkin Square”, “The fate of the Attraction”, “Herman and Karmalita”, “If not for Kolya Shatrov”, “Nana + Irakliy = Cinema”, “The Novel with Three Angles”, etc.
The author of the book: “Supercinema. Contemporary Russian Animation” (2013).
“I deliberately do not imagine the heroes of Larisa Malyukova. Read this animates book about animated cinematography and to your favorite directors – Norstein, Tatarsky, Bardin, Petrov, Khrzhanovsky… will be added new names that will go with you further through life, delighting and making you think and admire. You will learn how to enrich our world with people gifted by God. And you could begin this path, as soon as you open Larisa’s book”.

– Yuri Rost


• The Levitin Film Press prize (1995)
• Diploma of the Press Club of Film Journalists of Russia (2002)
• Prizes of the Russian Guild of Film Critics (2003, 2006)
• Prizes of the “Belye Stolby” Film Festival in the nomination “Best Film Critic of the Year” (2005, 2008)
• “Lavr” Film Award (for the film “Frida in the Background of Frida” (2005)
• The “Slon” prize for the book “Supercinema. Contemporary Russian animation” (2013)
• Prize “Zolotoe Pero” of the Union of Journalists of Russia (2015)