Born in 1971 in Rostov-on-Don. Rastorguev studied at the Philosophy Department of Rostov State University and graduated from St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. Rastorguev worked as a director on the state regional channel Don TV, but was fired along with the crew for directing the documentary Clean Thursday(2004). He also worked at the St. Petersburg office of Russia’s NTV Channel. In 2001 he founded Kino Studio. Rastorguev’s films were entered into various foreign festivals. Awards: the Laurel Branch at Moscow’s ArtDocFest (Mommies, 2001, and Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007), the Grand Prize at the Russia Documentary Festival (Mommies, 2001), the Special Jury Award at the Amsterdam IFF (Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007), the White Elephant Award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics (Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007), Russia’s Triumph Prize Tender’s Heat. Wild Wild Beach, 2007). Rastorguev lives and works in Rostov-on-Don.
Good Bye, Boys (1997)
Draft Copy (1998)
Your Roots (1999)
My Century (1999)
The Mountain (2001)
Maundy Thursday (2002)
Tender´s Heat, Wild Wild Beach (2006)
I Love You (2011)
I Don't Love You (2012)
The Term (2014)
Ya tebya ne lyublyu (Orig.) / 2012 / Russia / 85 min
A youth comedy about the tragedy of first love. An experiment in the area of the cinematic language. REC, accidentally pressed in the middle of a fight. A few bedroom scenes, shot with a home camera. Cries and whispers from the working outskirts. The audience of the film is both Bergman fans and YouTube users.
Srok (Orig.) / 2014 / Estonia, Russia / 52 min
This documentary project was conceived in May 2012, when Putin had just settled into the Kremlin for his third term. The original experimental format of “documentary bulletins,” which were published daily online, allowed for wide-ranging content; the feature film focused solely on the members of various opposition groups...