Pavlensky – Man and Might / Pawlenski – Der Mensch und die Macht

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In the course of his performances, the Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky has sewn up his mouth, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, and set fire to the door of the headquarters of the Russian secret service, to protest against „state terror“. He spent seven months in prison. According to Pavlensky, political artists in Putin’s Russia are being robbed of their voice and condemned to silence. The film shows Pyotr Pavlensky and his preoccupation with the liberty of the individual confronted by the power of the state.

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2016

Format
DCP, HD

Length
58 / 99 min

Director
Irene Langemann

Production
Lichtfilm in co-production with SWR/ARTE

Original Language
Russian

Subtitles
English, German

Festivals / Awards

Dok Leipzig 2016
ArtDokFest Moscow 2016
FIPA Biarritz 2017
DocPoint IDF Helsinki 2017
One World HRFF Prague 2017
Chiayi Art FF Taiwan 2017
Art FIFA Montréal 2017