Film Archive

Puberty

Documentary Film
Russia
2019
28 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Elena Kondrateva
Elena Kondrateva
Elena Kondrateva
Liza Kozlova, Elena Kondrateva
Yurij Geddert
A mother of four children puzzles about love. One thing is clear: She needs sex. She also knows: So many allegedly happy couples hold on to their mutual error. It’s more honest to get a divorce. The Russian original title means “age of transition”. And that can hit you in every phase of life. The teenagers discuss with their mother what strategies can be used to face it. The experienced midwife, in all frankness, chooses her own path to happiness.

Saskia Walker



Awarded with a Golden Dove in the International Competition Short Documentary Film.

The Track

Documentary Film
Russia
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Aleksej Evstigneev
Aleksej Evstigneev
Elizaveta Popova
Aleksej Evstigneev
Aleksej Evstigneev
Varvara Frolova
Children look out the windows, an old woman in light blue shower sandals stares at her laptop. A granny complains about her grandson’s loud music. A man still hasn’t gotten over the fact that he had to go to war then. An observation. A snapshot, from a world that seems to be stuck in another time. Once a day a lonely train wagon bearing the original nickname of “Matrix” drives into the Russian mountain village of Otdalennyj, which means “remote”.

Julia Weigl
International Programme 2019
Ties Dina Velikovskaya

When a child says goodbye to start its own life, sometimes the parents’ familiar world unravels down to the last thread. Witty drawings, warm-heartedly portrayed protagonists, visual wit.

Ties

Animated Film
Germany,
Russia
2019
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Florian Grolig
Dina Velikovskaya
Artem Fadeev
Björn Ullrich
Vera Myakisheva
Nadya Fedotova
Dina Velikovskaya
Artem Fadeev
The only thing left now is to say goodbye to Mom and Dad. The taxi to adulthood is already hooting. The last cup of tea together is drunk and the threshold already crossed. When a child steps out into adult life, the parents’ former world sometimes unravels down to the last thread, with every side-effect, for the daughter, too. Jaunty lines, beautifully drawn characters, visual wit – Dina Velikovskaya knows how to use the tools of animation with humour, personality and pizazz.

Nadja Rademacher



Awarded with the Mephisto 97.6 Audience Award.