Russian actress Sofia Karpunina
Beautiful and promising Russian actress Sofia Karpunina has also had experience as a screen writer and a director. Sofia Karpunina was born June 3, 1985 in Moscow, into the family of teachers of finance and banking in high school. No wonder her first education was economic. In 2011 Karpunina graduated from VGIK All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov. Sofia generally did not consider the creative profession, for her it was like another dimension. When finishing school she dreamed of becoming a surgeon, but the parents did not support the idea. As a result, she was admitted to the economic department, worked in a bank, thought of becoming an auditor.
Then somehow it became clear for her that she was far from it all. Parents sent her to England, to a language school. This period was a transition for her. In England, she was very sad – Skype did not exist, she wrote to parents and friends long letters, in which described everything she saw. Sofia Karpunina was said that her letters were like short stories. When Sophia came back from England, she told her parents that she was going to enter University of Cinematography to become a director.
Sofia Karpunina has played in Confession (2013) – Anna, Everything is simple (2012) – Nadia, Farmland (2011), Classmates (2010), Pure White Snow (2009). As a screen writer she appeared in Everything is simple (2012), Chance (2010) Short, Classmates (2010). As a director she filmed Everything is simple (2012), Chance (2010) Short, Marina (2010) Short.
Sofia Karpunina and Klim Shipenko – a unique pair. They are both directors, screenwriters and actors. Sonia and Klim recognized that fanatical love for the cinema makes them closer. Karpunina became known with the advent of film by Sergei Solovyov “Classmates” – she wrote the script and played the leading role. Shipenko came into Russian cinema with the release of his debut work “Unforgiven”. Some critics then called him Russian Tarantino. In the film “Everything is simple” (2012) Sonya Karpunina and Klim Shipenko worked together, they wrote the script together, and played major roles. They say that the love story from the screen smoothly flowed into the romance in life.