script writer, prose writer, poet, commentator
Yury Arabov was born on 25 October 1954 in Moscow. In 1980 he graduated from VGIK the All-Union State Cinematography Institute (N. Figurovsky and S. Dikoy studio).
He was among the founders of the informal club Poezia (Poetry) in 1986. Since 1992 Yury has been the Chief of Scritwriting Department at VGIK. He has written scripts for over than 15 movies filmed in Russian studios.
Script writer for the following Sokurov's films:
197887 The Lonely Voice of Man
198387 Painful Indifference
1988 Days of the Eclipse (in cooperation with Arcady and Boris Strugatsky and
1989 Save and Protect
1990 Second Circle
1993 Whispering Pages (author of the dialogues in cooperation with Alexander Chernych)
1997 Mother and son
Prizes and awards:
1999. International Cannes Festival.
Prize for the Best Script (Moloch).
2000. The National Cinema Award Nika.
Prize for the Best Script (“Taurus”).