Michael Borodin

Michael Borodin

Director

Michael Borodin is a Russian writer and director. Born near Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1987, he moved to Moscow to study filmmaking in 2010. His time working as a precarious migrant in the city before his eventual admission to film school has inspired much of his oeuvre to date. After graduating, he went on to produce and direct commercials and music videos and founded his own production company, Sneg. His short film Normal (2018) screened in the Sémaine de la Critique at Cannes. His feature documentary debut COTTON100% (2021) was followed by Convenience Store (2022), a fictionalised account of a real-life modern slavery case that was uncovered in Moscow in 2016.

Films