Blood / Krov

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A mobile blood donation center drives around small towns like a touring circus. Russia has no shortage of donors: the old, the young, the unemployed and the retirees all queue to be treated by the arduous but motherly nurses. The state pays 850 rubles for a half a liter of blood, which is equivalent to approximately 17 EUR. For many it is their only income. The film pulsates life like blood coursing in an artery. The surgeons save lives while the poor people’s blood flows out of them, creating a powerful metaphor of the society as whole.

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Details

Country of Production
Russia

Year of Production
2013

Format
DCP, BluRay

Length
59 min

Director
Alina Rudnitskaya

Production
317 film

Original Language
Russian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA Amsterdam 2013
ArtDocFest Moscow 2013 (Grand Prix)
Docpoint Helsinki 2014
Tempo IDF Stockholm 2014
EDOC IDF Quito 2014
Krakow IFF 2014 (Special Mention in the International Documentary Competition)
Gdansk IDF 2014 (THE GREAT GATE OF FREEDOM Award)
Andrey Tarkovsky IFF "The Mirror” Ivanovo 2014 (Best Doc Award)
Pärnu IDF 2014
Supetar Super FF 2014
Vladivostok IFF of Asian-Pacific countries 2014
Message to Man FF St. Petersburg 2014
Flahertiana IDF Perm 2014
Astra FF Sibiu 2014 (Award for Best European Documentary)
BFI London IFF 2014
dokumentArt IDF Neubrandenburg 2014 (LATÜCHT-Preis des Ministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft & Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Jihlava IDF 2014 (Silver Eye Award in the category Mid-Length Doc)
DocsDF Mexico 2014
Camerimage FF 2014 (Golden Frog in the Documentary Competition)