Russia

  • Gorbachev. Heaven

    Latvia, Czech Republic | 2020 | 52/90/100min

    The 90-year old Gorbachev currently lives in a modest house outside Moscow, awaiting the moment when he will be called to join the list of the 20th century’s most consequential figures. History will judge Gorbachev, but Gorbachev presents his own, final testimony - captured by Vitaly Mansky. Read More

     
     
  • Space Dogs

    Austria, Germany | 2019 | 91min

    Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog’s perspective, SPACE DOGS by Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today’s Moscow. Read More

     
     
  • Putin's Witnesses

    Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republik | 2018 | 95/102min

    With this film, Vitaly Mansky gives a strictly documentary testimony of the operation “Successor”, as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country today: Vladimir Putin. Read More

     
     
  • The Strange Sound Of Happiness

    Italy, Germany | 2017 | 90min

    Diego Pascal Panarello’s personal journey from the torrid coasts of Sicily to the frozen flatlands of Yakutia in Siberia reveals the use, myths and legends of the mouth harp, spread throughout the world as a symbolic key that can open our mind and soul. Read More

     
  • The Red Soul

    The Netherlands | 2017 | 58/90min

    Why is it that still so many Russians defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? The film by Jessica Gorter lays bare the Russian psyche of today and shows a world full of contradictions.Read More

     
  • Tarzan’s Testicles

    Romania, France | 2017 | 107min

    The film by Alexandru Solomon looks at a monkey research institute in Sukhumi, the capital of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia. Men and monkeys are caged in a territory ravaged by war and decades of cruelty, both victims of a failed series of experiments. Read More

     
     
  • Rodnye (Close Relations)

    Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Ukraine | 2016 | 60/90/112min

    Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore Ukrainian society after the Maidan Revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian family. Not only they live scattered all across the country, but also represent opposite sides of the recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Read More

  • Pavlensky – Man and Might

    Germany | 2016 | 58/99min

    In the course of his performances, the Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky has sewn up his mouth, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, and severed an earlobe. This is how a courageous freethinker is challenging the power of the Russian state. Read More

  • Once My Mother

    Australia | 2013 | 57/75min

    Sophia Turkiewicz investigates the reasons why her Polish mother abandoned her in an orphanage and uncovers the truth behind her mother’s wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness. Read More