Yakovleva Varya

©Alexandre Katchkaev
  • 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. 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.