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Umba-Umba

Animated Film
Russia
2012
7 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Lyubov Gaidukova, School-Studio "SHAR"
Konstantin Brilliantov
is used the part of the composition “Strike of miners in the Kuzbass” by Oleg Munager Sudakov and the music group “Grazhdanskaya oborona”
Konstantin Brilliantov
Konstantin Brilliantov
Konstantin Brilliantov
Anastassia Chekanikhina
The life of colliers is like the light on their helmet: it can shine brightly and goes off suddenly. An animation below ground.
International Programme 2012
Winter, Go Away! Elena Khoreva, Denis Klebleev, Dmitry Kubasov, Askold Kurov, Nadezhda Leonteva, Anna Moiseenko, Madina Mustafina, Sofia Rodkevich, Anton Seregin, Alexey Zhiryakov

Snapshots of the anti-Putin protest movement: from Pussy Riot across the street to the election office. Courageous, ingenious, occasionally funny and radical.

Winter, Go Away!

Documentary Film
Russia
2012
79 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Marina Razbezhkina, Risk Film Studio
Elena Khoreva, Denis Klebleev, Dmitry Kubasov, Askold Kurov, Nadezhda Leonteva, Anna Moiseenko, Madina Mustafina, Sofia Rodkevich, Anton Seregin, Alexey Zhiryakov
Thaw, frost or the banishment of winter: there always seems to have been a correspondence between the important turning points of Soviet (now Russian) political history and a variety of extreme climatic conditions. Today it’s Vladimir Putin who personifies winter, the cold and dark weather in his great realm. But it was in winter (last year) that the first heavy protests against the sovereign started. How to cope with the anger and outrage at a corrupt system displaying more and more marks of a dictatorship? How to get rid of one’s fury at, even hatred of the man who has firmly drawn the (obviously arbitrary) line between detention and freedom somewhere between Khodorkovsky and Pussy Riot? The people portrayed in this film are courageous and refreshing, just like the young filmmakers themselves, a ten-person collective headed by Marina Razbezkina, who on behalf of the “Novaya Gazeta” follow the various opposition movements’ attempts to politicise society and create a civic public. It’s a difficult, often violent and sometimes even funny undertaking. Whether we see them as observers in an election office (whose chairman steals away through the backdoor to escape charges of fraud) or as protesters in the midst of a host of militia truncheons, there can be no more question of a “United Russia”. An instructive film and a radical diagnosis of its (our) age.
– Barbara Wurm