Helga Olshvang Landauer was born in Moscow, where she graduated from Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. She wrote numerous screenplays for feature, animation and documentary films, and worked at Russian National Television directing programs for broadcast.
Helga has lived and worked in the United States since 1996 as a writer, poet and a filmmaker. Her films include "Being Far from Venice" (1998), "A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich" (2006, co-directed with Oksana Dvornichenko), "A Film About Anna Akhmatova" (2008), "Diversions" (2009), "Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear" (2011) and "Arcadia" (2015). They have been screened at many international film festivals.