Born Dec 12, 1969. From St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Originally from Russia, Julia Loktev grew up in the United States and studied film at NYU. Her first film was the documentary Moment of Impact (1998), which focused on the consequences of a near-fatal car accident that her father suffered. Her first fiction feature, Day Night Day Night (ND/NF 2007), told the story of a young woman who planned to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. Loktev has also shown work at international art museums including the Tate Modern and P.S.1 and was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.