MAY 9 - MAY 13 / 2018, SLAVUTYCH


Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, 2013, 116’,
Vertov.Real Cinema in co-production with Saxonia Entertainment GmbH, Hypermarket Film s.r.o., Česká televize


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.


Vitaly Mansky was born in Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated from VGIK, Medinsky’s studio and became one of the most acclaimed contemporary Russian documentary filmmakers and producers. His first work in the world of cinematography appeared in 1989, and since that time he has shot more than 30 films which screened at festivals worldwide and were awarded several times.


Filmography (selected):
2013 – Труба
2011 – Родина или смерть
2008 – Девственность
2001 – Путин. Высокосный год
1990 – Еврейское счастье