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Latvia / Switzerland / Czech Republic
2018, 102 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition

  224 Saturday 30/6 18:30 Small Hall
  3K3 Sunday 1/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  552 Tuesday 3/7 11:30 Cinema B

On December 31, 1999 Vladimir Putin ascended to the president’s chair in Russia. In his latest picture renowned documentarist Vitaly Mansky draws on witness accounts of the events that happened in the years following that fateful day. He then rounds it out with his own fascinating perspective and with the longtime unique experience of a man whom only a movie camera separated from upper echelon politics.


Synopsis

Let’s go back to the last day of 1999 when the former head of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, ascended to the Russian presidency. The renowned documentarist’s new movie presents other protagonists as well, including Mikhail Gorbachev, but also Boris Yeltsin, who chose the ambitious 47-year-old politician as his successor. Ukrainian-born Vitaly Mansky based his film on witness accounts of the events that happened in the years following that fateful day in December, perhaps the most important moment in 21st century Russian history. The director rounds these out with his own fascinating perspective and with the unique, long-standing experience of a man whom only a movie camera separated from the upper echelons of power.

Karel Och

About the director

Vitaly Mansky (b. 1963, Lviv, Ukraine, USSR). Selected filmography: Yevreyskoe schaste (1991), Putin. Leap Year (2001), Anatomy of t.A.T.u. (2003), Virginity (2008), Dawn/Sunset. Dalai Lama 14, (2008), Patria o muerte (2011), Pipeline (2013), Under the Sun (2015), Close Relations, (2016), Putin’s Witnesses (2018)

Contacts

Deckert Distribution
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Fax: +49 341 215 6639
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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Vitaly Mansky
Music: Karlis Auzans
Editor: Gunta Ikere
Producer: Natalia Manskaya
Production: Studio Vertov
Coproduction: Golden Egg Production, Hypermarket Film
Sales: Deckert Distribution

Guests

Vitaly Mansky

Festival Organizer, Film Director, Producer

Gabriela Bussmann

Producer


Galina Stepanova

Producer

Natalia Manskaia

Producer


Kateřina Kovářová

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