Pipeline / Truba

PIPELINE is a film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes. This is a film about Europe, which spans from the barren land of eternal winters of Siberia to the complaisant Bay of Biscay, where even the laws of nature form fundamentally different paradigms of human existence. What can possibly connect such ostensibly different lives? Tangibly, it does so through the pipeline „Western Siberia – Western Europe“. The pipeline has, however, not only connected but also inextricably verged „this“ Russia with „that“ Europe.



Country of Production
Russia / Czech Republic / Germany

Year of Production


116 min

Vitaly Mansky

Vertov.Real Cinema, Czech Television, Hypermarket Film and Saxonia Entertainment

Original Language
Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, German

English, Russian, German, Czech

Festivals / Awards

Open Russian FF Kinotavr Sochi 2013 (Prize for Best Direction and Prize of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars “White Elephant”)
Karlovy Vary IFF 2013 (Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes)
Odessa IFF 2013
Batumi Art-House FF 2013
Message to Man FF St. Petersburg 2013
Flahertiana IDF Perm 2013
London BFI FF 2013
Dok Leipzig 2013 (MDR Film Prize for an excellent Eastern European Documentary Film)
IDFA Amsterdam 2013
Alpe Adria Cinema FF Trieste 2014
Göteborg IFF 2014
Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2014
Documentary Fortnight MoMA New York 2014
ZagrebDox 2014 (Movies That Matter Award)
Sofia IFF 2014
Thessaloniki IDF 2014
It’s All True IDF 2014
Hot Docs Toronto 2014
IndieLisboa 2014
DOXA IDF Vancouver 2014
BuDoku IDF Budapest 2014
Planete+ Doc FF Warsaw 2014
Pelicam Environmental FF Tulcea 2014 (Award of the Black Sea Competition)
Pärnu IFF 2014
European FF Palic 2014
Let’s Cee FF Vienna 2014 (Urania Award)
cph:dox Copenhagen 2014
Ecofalante FF Sao Paulo 2015
Thessaloniki IDF 2017
Camden IFF 2018

Russian National Nika Award for Best Russian Documentary 2013