Iakovleva Varya

  • country
  • Russia
  • disciplines
  • filmmaking, visual art, illustration, animation, graphic design
  • languages
  • Russian
  • born on 08.09.1993
  • in Saratov, Russia
  • lives in Paris

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Born in 1983 in Saratov, Russia, Varvara Yakovleva is an animator and film director. Her films are about the brutality of women and the precarious: Oneluv (2022), Life’s a bitch (2021) and Anna, cat-and-mouse (2020). She claims “sketch animation”, on the border of sketch and animation, to free herself from narration and repetitive rhythm, resorts to stencil and collage. In France since the war in Ukraine, she is a member of the aa-e. She is welcomed at the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image in Angoulême.