Tatiana was born into a home of keen film-makers, where according to a family legend, even pineapples would make it onto screen, so there’s no surprise that her first intention was to become an actress. Eventually she dropped that idea in favour of the Faculty of Journalism at the Moscow State University, confusing many, who thought she studied in the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. She later returned to the film industry but as a director already. One time she watched a whole movie out of sync thinking it was the author’s conceptual idea. This gift of seeing art even in the flawed characterises Tatiana as a true idealist, as someone who would bet all on a result.