BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 22Trend Life / Olga Lerman, the leading actress in Nikolai Khomerika’s sports drama “White Snow”, received the Best Actress Award at the XXIX Film Festival “Vivat Cinema of Russia!” in St. Petersburg, Trend Life reports. This prize was the first in Olga Lerman’s film career. The film was also awarded for Best Cinematography by Fyodor Lyass.
“White Snow” is a drama about the main stages of the life and sporting path of the legendary Elena Vyalbe – from her first steps on skis to a resounding victory at the 1997 World Championship in Trondheim, when Vyalbe won all 5 gold medals in cross-country skiing out of 5 possible and established a new world record. Elena Vyalbe is a three-time Olympic champion, a 14-time world champion, a five-time World Cup winner, etc. Filming took place in Magadan, Kirovsk and Moscow.
“Unlike Elena, who was born in snowy Magadan, I was born in sunny Baku, so before filming I learned to ski from scratch – before that I had never got up on them at all. Accordingly, I studied the longest and, ironically, was the most lagging behind among other girls-actresses playing skiers. About a month and a half I still got up on skis and even ran decently, which I was incredibly happy about! “- said Olga Lerman.
Olga Lerman was born on March 25, 1988 in the family of Victoria Lerman (head of the stage part of the Azerbaijan State Academic Russian Drama Theater named after Samad Vurgun) and People’s Artist Fuad Osmanov. Since childhood, Olga has appeared on the stage of the theater in children’s performances. She was engaged in rhythmic gymnastics, a graduate of the Baku Choreographic School. Since the age of 18 he has been living and working in Moscow. Graduate of the Higher Theater School named after B.V. Shchukin. Starting from the third year, she played in the Theater of Satire under the direction of Alexander Shirvindt. Since 2011, one of the leading actresses of the Moscow Theater named after E. B. Vakhtangov. Has played over fifty roles in theater, films and TV shows. Awarded theater awards “Golden Leaf”, “Crystal Turandot”, the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”.
Grand Prix of the festival “Vivat Cinema of Russia!” received a Russian-Japanese film by Alexander Domogarov Jr. “Palma”, which tells the story of a dog that broke up with its owner, but continues to wait for him in the hope that he will return. The best director was named Semyon Serzin for his work on the comedy drama “The Man from Podolsk”. The actor of this film, Vladimir Meisinger, won the Best Actor award. The competition program included 54 films.
(Author: Vugar Imanov)