Putin's Witnesses

Svideteli Putina

Vitaly Mansky
Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic | 2018 | 102 min.

Language: Russian
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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.

Director

Vitaly Mansky

Festival guest on days
Mar 14 - Mar 16, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Putin's Witnesses
2016 - Close Relations
2015 - Under the Sun
2013 - Pipeline
2011 - Motherland or Death
2008 - Virginity

Sales

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