25 | 06 | 2022

Who is who: Kristoffer Rus

After finishing inter-arts studies at Lund University and later film school in Stockholm, Kristoffer Rus started to work as an editor and cameraman for TV 4 in Sweden. At the same time he was writing scripts and directing shorts. The short film „The Apple tree” (produced by Lars Jönsson, Memfis Film) was awarded and recognized at film festivals like Cannes, Marrakech and Palm Springs.

Kristoffer Rus, fot. Olivia Maria RusIn 2007, Kristoffer decided to go back to his slavic roots. He got enrolled at Wajda School (before known as Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing) where he developed and later shot a film called „Street feeling”. The film is a part of the new Decalogue where 10 young promising directors have been chosen to deal with the old moral questions by modern means of story telling.
„Street feeling” also works as a standalone film and has already be screened and awarded at several international film festivals. Kristoffer is currently working both in Sweden and in Poland. He directs a TV-show about film, aired on Polish national television. He has recently been granted funds for his new film „The naturals”. Currently Kristoffer is working on his feature film debut called „Masakra profana”.

Filmography:

  • STREET FEELING, 2009
    Short film.
    Official Selection: 34. Gdynia Film Festival;
    57. San Sebastian Film Festival.
  • THE APPLE TREE , 2003
    Short film.
    Awards and screenings:
    Audience Award, Gothenburg Film-festival 2003;
    Winner Palm Springs Film Festival 2003;
    Critics Week Cannes 2003. Marrakech Int Film Festival 2003.
    Producer: Lars Jönsson, Memfis Film
  • THE LAST ROUND, 2002
    Short film.
    Awards:
    Best picture, Swedish Short Film Competition 2002
  • SMILING FACES, 2001
    Short film.
    Aired on Swedish Television
  • RED ON WHITE, 2000
    Short film.
    Awards: Best Picture, Audience Award - International film-festival UNICA 2001
Gallery "The Big Leap", credit: Olivia Maria Rus
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