Russian documentary filmmaker, b. 1971 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Rastorguev studied philology at Rostov State University and graduated from the St. Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy (LGITMiK). He was a director at GTRK “Don-TR” and was the editor of the television station NTV in St. Petersburg. Rastogruev organized the studio Kino in 2001. His films though sometimes controversial have won critical acclaim home and abroad. In 2009 he published “Natural Cinema Manifesto” which laid the base for “I Love You”, a semi-documentary he co-directed with Pavel Kostomarov.