Masha Kondakova



Masha Kondakova was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine. After studying acting and directing at Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and TV (MA course 2012), she played one of the main roles in a TV show House Arrest (Domashniy Arest) directed by Anton Goida (2010) that had a huge success in Ukraine and made her well known. Masha moved to Paris in 2014 after she wrote and directed her first short film Fallen Leaves (Lystopad) that premiered at Locarno Film Festival in the Pardi di domani section, International Competition was showcased on Canal+ and invited and awarded at more than 70 festivals around the world. Moved by the events in her homeland, she decided to go to the frontline in the East of Ukraine to shoot a documentary feature about female soldiers of the Ukrainian Army. After being shown in a dozen of European Festivals, Inner Wars (2021) was bought in 8 countries such as France and Germany (ARTE and Deutsche Welle), Poland (Canal+), Estonia, China, Iran, Portugal, Ukraine (National TV). Masha has just finished another MA in scriptwriting at Sorbonne Paris 1 in 2022. Moreover, she keeps working as an actress. Her latest appearance is in One Fine Morning (Un Beau Matin) by Mia Hansen-Løve (2022). Warrior is her first feature film as a director. Besides TFL ScriptLab the project was also selected for development at SoFilm residency in France (2021-2022).

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