Nina Tsyrkun has PhD in Philosophy. She is a film critic and translator. Nina is the director of the Sector of Contemporary Screen Arts at the Institute for Cinema Studies (Moscow) and a member of the editorial boards of Kinovedcheskie zapiski and Iskusstvo kino. She is the author of several books, including Shattering the Rational, Elizabeth Taylor, Armen Dzhigarkhanian in Film and Life, The Wounded Beast: Pier Paolo Pasolini and His Films, Ranevskaia, From Paris with Love: Luc Besson and His Films. Her articles regularly appear in the journals Seans, Iskusstvo kino, Kinovedcheskie zapiski, and others.