Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic | 2018 | 102 min.
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An auteur film by renowned documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky tells the unique story of how Vladimir Putin came to power 20 years ago.
"We will look back at the Yeltsin years as a happy period, a utopia that we used to live in," predicted Natalia, the director's wife, after the unexpected abdication of the first president of the Russian Federation. Boris Yeltsin resigned on the last day of 1999, at the same time "creating" Putin. According to the Russian constitution, as the current prime minister he became the sitting president until the elections in March 2000. Within three months his strongman approach had made an impression on voters, and with the support of other then key figures he was elected president in the first round of the elections. Thanks to his unique access to the Kremlin, the filmmaker captured the crucial historical moments of Russia's future direction.
Festival guest on days
Mar 14 - Mar 16, 2019
2018 - Putin's Witnesses
2016 - Close Relations
2015 - Under the Sun
2013 - Pipeline
2011 - Motherland or Death
2008 - Virginity
Five years in the life of a courageous young woman named Amal against the backdrop of the rapidly changing political environment in Egypt. What if someone wants the best for their country, but gradually discovers that the greatest battles are with those closest to them?
Facing the Dragon
Journalist Shakila and politician Nilofar are battling for democracy and women’s rights in Afghanistan. A film about courage and finding a balance between love of one’s country and one’s family.
No Obvious Signs
"Hell. Pure hell." This is how a female soldier in Ukraine who participated in the fighting in Donbas describes her experience from the front after returning home.
Unsilenced Voices of Beslan
The Beslan school siege by Chechen terrorists has gone down in modern Russian history as one of the worst tragedies of all time. While the official investigation claims only the terrorists are responsible for the victims, the survivors partly blame the Russian government.
Voices of the Sea
An ageing fisherman, Pita, lives with his young wife, Mariela, in a poor Cuban seaside village. His love for home and reconciliation with his own destiny comes up against Mariela's desire to provide a better future for her children.
Women with Gunpowder Earrings
Iraqi journalist Noor Al Helli reports on the war against Islamic State. She travels to the Iraq-Syria border with a clear idea of good and evil. This gradually disintegrates in the same way as her journalistic distance.
For 5 years the filmmakers tracked 9 children in a remote Philippine village and recorded a harsh testimony about extreme poverty. Health issues, poor harvests and unpredictable weather all present life or death situations.