Victor Kossakovsky

2011 104 min.

Original Version with Catalan and Spanish subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Directed by: Victor Kossakovsky
    • Photography: Victor Kossakovsky
    • Editing: Victor Kossakovsky
    • Sound: Guido Beremblum
    • Music: Alexander Popov
    • Production companies: ma.ja.de filmproduktion in co-production with Lemming Film, Gema Films / Producciones Aplaplac, NHK, ZDF/ARTE, WDR, VPRO, in association with CTC
    • Suitable for all audiences



What would be the shortest route between the Chinese metropolis Shanghai and Entre Ríos in Argentina? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth. During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. These antipodes seem mythically connected, somehow united by their oppositeness, becoming a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet.

About direction (Victor Kossakovsky)

Victor Kossakovsky (St.Petersburg, 1961) has recived more than 100 national and international prizes for his films. He made his directional debut with Losev in 1989. In 1992 he had his breakthrough with The Belovs. This was followed by Wednesday 19,7,1961 (1997), Pavel and Lyalya (1998) ant the subsequent triology I Loved You (2000). Recently he has made a mark with Tishe! (2003) and Svyato (2006).

Awards & Festivals

  • Message to Man Int. Film Festival - Best Full-Length Documentary. Russia, 2011
  • Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival. Argentina, 2011
  • Venice Int. Film Festival. Italy, 2011
  • IDFA Int. Documentary Film Festival. The Netherlands, 2011
  • DOK Leipzig Film Festival. Germany, 2011
  • Doha Tribeca Int. Film Festival. Qatar, 2011