SECTION: Russkiy Den

06 Russkiy Den

 

 

Traditionally the festival Wednesday is owned by the section RUSSKIY DEN. Here the FilmFestival Cottbus presents a selection of film year's highlights from Russia.

Homo Sperans

Homo Sperans

Chelovek neunyvajushchij

Andrei Konchalovsky
Russia / 2020 / 73 min
"What is typically Russian?", "What makes Russia special for you?", "Why do you love Russia?" Far away from the Russian metropolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg, in the other regions of this huge country, answers to these questions are to be found. ...
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AK-47

AK-47

KALASHNIKOV

Konstantin Buslov
Russia / 2019 / 105 min
The life story of Mikhail Kalashnikov, the man who developed the world's best-selling machine gun without possessing any prior technical knowledge. Initially misunderstood, then celebrated; a heroic epic of a very special kind.
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NEXT STATION: RUSSIA

NEXT STATION: RUSSIA

IVANY, POMNYASHCHIE RODSTVO

Ivan Sosnin
Russia / 2020 / 81 min
Moscow-Vladivostok in a shared compartment. Ivan is on his way home from Moscow. As always he takes the train. During the trip on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway you share your living space with everyone else, eat and drink together and hear the ...
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THE LAST TRIAL

THE LAST TRIAL

POSLEDNEYE ISPYTANIYE

Alexey A. Petrukhin
Russia / 2019 / 135 min
A theatre premiere is to take place in the “Mir” cultural centre, an entire provincial town is talking about it. Heated discussions take place before the staging has even occurred. In addition to members of the local art scene, school classes are ...
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A Letter to the Descendants

A Letter to the Descendants

Pismo Potomkam

Igor Gladkov
Russia / 2019 / 52 min
What would you like to tell your descendants? Children and young people are confronted with this question. The presence of a camera doesn't make the task any easier. Yet the ice quickly breaks and the protagonists talk freely about life in Russia. A ...
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FIRST TIME

FIRST TIME

Pervyi Raz

Vasiliy Vazhnikov
Russia / 2020 / 3 min
An encounter between two people who are each planning something big for the first time, with an uncertain outcome. Sergei is finally released from prison and wants to meet his daughter Masha, whom he has never seen before. A young woman is up to ...
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FORGET THE PALMS...

FORGET THE PALMS...

FORGET THE PALMS...

Tim Berezin
Russia / 2020 / 6 min
Singer-songwriter against the Internet. A minstrel archive is located in a dilapidated garage in the shadow of two derelict cooling towers. Here is the last remaining nucleus of the Russian-Soviet song culture engaged in a fight against the Internet. ...
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MY OWN SKY

MY OWN SKY

Pokoryaya mechty

Pavel Palekhin
Russia / 2019 / 29 min
Russia in the near future: mechanic Georgi invests all of the family's savings in an ageing rocket so that he can finally go on a trip to Mars together with his children. The most important navigation tool is missing however. Will the mission ever ...
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The Secretary of Ideology

The Secretary of Ideology

Sekretar' po ideologii

Yuriy Pivovarov
Russia / 2019 / 50 min
16-year-old Ivan is secretary for ideology at the Stalingrad regional Komsomol association. He feels grown up and takes his business seriously. For the time being he is tasked with looking after a communist Chinese student in Moscow and showing him ...
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