Member of the surrealist Panic Movement (Mouvement panique) founded by Spanish writer Fernando Arrabal and co-founders Roland Topor, Alejandro Jodorowski, he recently directed Dali vs Picasso, written by Fernando Arrabal (premiered at the Belgrade Bitef Theatre in 2015 & quoted by Arrabal as being its best version).
He was born on March 17, 1979 in Paris, France.
Fluent in 5 languages (French, English, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish), Dimitri studied at the Lee Strasberg institute in Los Angeles back in 2006.
He started modeling in Vogue Paris and appeared in commercials with Sofia Loren.
After high school, Dimitri was mentored by Uzbek film director Ali Khamraev where he traveled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan as his assistant.
In Moscow, Russia Dimitri enrolled in 2001 for post graduate studies at Higher Courses of Scriptwriters (BKCR) in the Masterclass of Vladimir Khotinienko, Pavel Finn and Vladimir Fenshenko.
His other teachers were to name some: Tonino Guerra, Nikita Mikhalkov, Krzysztof Zanussi, Vladimir Menshov, Pavel Lungin.
During these courses, Dimitri directed several films, one of them REMINISCENCIA, with cult Serbian actress Sonja Savic, toured European short film festivals.
In 2008, Dimitri finished his documentary film about the Aral sea.
- ARAL-DEATH OF A SEA, a documentary/winner of the “Special jury prize for talented and courageous interpretation of the Aral Sea tragedy” at the Cinemarina International Film Festival, Best Director Award at the SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE Short Film Festival and Special mention prize at the International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity.
- LOVING VERA (a short)
- REMINISCENCIA (a short)
- JE T’AIME (a short)
- HOME (a short) (Post Production)
- OLGA’S SON (a feature in development)
Dimitri’s godfather is the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky.
Aral — Death of a Sea (26mins)
Dimitri Udovicki at IMDb
An interview of Dimitri Udovicki at the Cinemarina festival
Dali vs Picasso in La Règle du Jeu
Dalí y Picasso file at the Instituto Cervantes