Lyubov
Mulmenko

Lyubov<br/>Mulmenko

Lyubov
Mulmenko

 

A scriptwriter, playwright, prose writer.

She was born in Perm, now she lives in Moscow.

She graduated from Perm State University, the philology faculty, finished the school of cultural journalism PRO ARTE and did playwriting courses in the Royal Court Theatre.

Lubov Mulmenko debuted in 2009 in the theater with two docudramas: Alco novellas (about the reasons people drink) and The Children of Ammonia (about the life in an industrial town outside of Kirov). The play The Children of Ammonia became her first experience in the project «Live theatre – live writer». Its creators sent playwrights on trips to different places of Russia where they make up plays about these cities or towns. Lubov Mulmenko got a chance to work on documentary dramas about Sakhalin, Kuzbass, Khabarovsk and Rostov-on-Don. The Kirov, Rostov, Kuzbass plays were selected in the program of the Golden Mask.

Apart from the city stories created by using the verbatim techniques, she also wrote three plays (Nil one, Appeal, Antisex).  The public reading took place at the festivals Lubimovka, Texture, Directing Space. Mulmenko was invited to Finnland with her fourth play (Fragments of speech) to the international laboratory for playwrights called Young Women Playwrights Around the Baltic Sea. A draft of the play Fragments of speech was shown in Stockholm.

In 2014 Lyubov Mulmenko transitioned from the theater to the cinema and wrote scripts for feature movies The Hope Factory, One more year, Call My Name. All three films got really lucky at the festivals, they were shown for the dozens of Russian and European screenings. Lyubov Mulmenko was nominated for the Nika Award in the category the Discovery of the year for the script of the picture The Hope Factory. She won the award Slovo for the script of the film One more year.

Lyubov Mulmenko has given lectures in the Moscow Film School of New Cinema, in the Cinema Laboratory of Aleksander Sokurov, in the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Cinema and Theatre, in the literature workshops of Creative Writing School, in Yale University and in the Culture Center Gorod in Munich.

In 2016 the story book Funny Stories about Panic by Lyubov Mulmenko came out of the publishing house RIPOL Klassik (the long-list of the National Bestseller Award).