A N N A  P A V O L A  L I V E S  I N  B E R L I N  Director - Theo Solnik

Producer - Myriam Eichler  /  Starring - Anna Pavlova

Language - German, Russian w / English Subtitles  /  Length - 79 min /   Distributor - DFFB


Preis der National Galerie für Junge Film Kunst

Promotional Award of the City of Duisburg

Special Prize of the Jury, International Film Festival Cinerama BC

New Berlin Film Award for best cinematography, Achtung Berlin Film Festival

“Anna Pavlova Lives in Berlin depicts the poetic and aggressive “Russian party queen,” of the same iconic name.  Replete with club door fights, looming graffiti, pill exchanges and techno trances, it could have been a petty and self-aggrandizing glimpse into the Berlin party scene.  But Theo Solnik, the film’s Brazilian director who, this year, received the National Gallery’s first ever Prize for Young Film Art, avoids this limited vision, instead offering us a nuanced portrait of Anna Pavlova as she navigates the strata of her constructed and intentionally hazy worlds”

- ART21

Selected Festival History / Screenings

Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

Staatliches Museum Schwerin

Buenos Aires Ciudad

Munich Filmfest

Buenos Aires International Film Festival

CPH: DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award

European Media Art Festival


Anna Pavlova, Russian party queen, embodies the brutal happiness and tragedy of the Berlin party generation of our times. Lost on the edge of insanity and rare poetical lucidity, wandering alone through the streets of Berlin, she shows us the side of the party world that we rarely see. An anti-hero of civilized society, her existence is a desperate attempt to live in never-ending happiness, in order not to see the world that begins when the party music ends.

D I R E C T O R  T H E O  S O L N I K

Born in Sao Paulo in 1981, Theo Solnik began to work in theater as an actor and musician when he was 14 years old.  After having studied philosophy and social sciences in the University of Oslo, he shot several short films as director and cinematographer, worked as a freelance journalist and photographer and was the musical director of the third part of the 25 hour long theater Epos “Os Sertoes” from the internationally acclaimed Brazilian compnay Teatro Oficina.  Since 2006 he studies film directing at the German Film and Television Academy ( DFFB) in Berlin.

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