PUTIN’S WITNESSES
el Documental del mes January 2020

PUTIN’S WITNESSES

Vitaly Mansky

2018 102 min.

Original Version in Russian with Catalan and Spanish subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Direction: Vitaly Mansky
    • Production: Natalia Manskaya, Gabriela Bussmann, Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák
    • Edit: Gunta Ikere
    • Sound: Anrijs Krenbergs
    • Music: Karlis Auzans
    • Production Company: Studio Vertov, Golden Egg Production, Hypermarket Film
    • Distribution: DocsBarcelona Distribution

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On December 31st 1999, Russia was acquainted with its new and current president, Vladimir Putin. Through personal archive material and unique witnesses very close to one of today’s most controversial political leaders, Vitaly Mansky reveals the true causes and consequences of the “Operation Successor”, the political plot that put Putin in power.

To overcome a serious and advanced illness, it is necessary to make a diagnosis and study the history of this illness. This was the filmmaker’s logic when he conceived a film about the events after the unexpected resignation of President Boris Yeltsin and the start of “Operation Successor”;. Protagonists such as Mikhail Gorbatxov, Boris Ieltsin and Vladimir Putin himself, reveal their rise to power and the actors that made it possible. Vitaly Mansky wants his documentary to be a testimony, not only for Russian society, a silent testimony of its own destiny, but also for other countries in the process of losing their freedoms.

About direction (Vitaly Mansky)

Vitaly Mansky graduated from VGIK - All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography in 1989 and became one of the most acclaimed contemporary Russian documentary filmmakers and producers. He has shot more than 30 films as a director which screened at festivals worldwide and were awarded several times. As a producer, Mansky produced films by directors like Renata Litvinova, Alexander Rastorguyev, Sergey Miroshnichenko, Dmitry Zhelkovsky, and Sergei Loznitsa. In 1996 he also started a project that aims at archiving amateur private video files that were shot in the times of the former USSR from 30’s till 90’s of the ХХth century. He is the producer of the national award LAVROVAYA VETV (Laurel Branch) which is awarded for the best Russian documentary films. Vitaly Mansky moved to Latvia in 2015.

Awards & Festivals

  • Grand Prix for Best International Documentary, FIPADOC Biarritz – France, 2019.
  • Grand Prix for Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary IFF – Czech Republic, 2018.
  • Bronze Horse Award for Best International Documentary, Stockholm IFF – Sweden, 2018.
  • Harrell Award – Special Mention, Camden International Film Festival – USA, 2018.
  • Opening Film, Antenna Documentary Film Festival – Australia, 2018.
  • IDFA – Netherlands, 2018.
  • Toronto International Film Festival TIFF – Canada, 2018
  • DocsBarcelona – Spain, 2019.

Where

When

20/01/2020 (Monday)
19:00 Castelldefels BIBLIOTECA RAMON FERNÀNDEZ JURADO – SALA MARGARIDA XIRGUPUTIN’S WITNESSES
21/01/2020 (Tuesday)
19:00 Barcelona CASA ELIZALDEPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:01 Matadepera CASAL DE CULTURAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:30 Tudela de Duero SALÓN DE PLENOS DEL AYUNTAMIENTOPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:31 Gijón CENTRO DE CULTURA ANTIGUO INSTITUTOPUTIN’S WITNESSES
22/01/2020 (Wednesday)
18:30 Barberà del Vallès TEATRE MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:00 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA ESQUERRA DE L’EIXAMPLE – AGUSTÍ CENTELLESPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:15 León UNIVERSIDAD DE LEÓN – TEATRO EL ALBÉITARPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:30 Puerto del Rosario - Fuerteventura AUDITORIO INSULAR PUERTO DEL ROSARIOPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:31 Corralejo AUDITORIO DE CORRALEJOPUTIN’S WITNESSES
23/01/2020 (Thursday)
19:30 Barcelona CENTRE CÍVIC FORT PIENCPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:00 Viladecans ATRIUM TEATREPUTIN’S WITNESSES
21:30 Portillo TEATRO CINE ÁLVARO DE LUNAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
24/01/2020 (Friday)
20:00 Santa Coloma de Gramenet BIBLIOTECA SINGUERLÍN – SALVADOR CABRÉPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:01 Sant Just Desvern ATENEU DE SANT JUSTPUTIN’S WITNESSES
27/01/2020 (Monday)
18:00 Lleida BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE LLEIDAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:00 Santa Cruz de La Palma TEATRO CHICOPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:30 Barcelona TEATRE DE SARRIÀPUTIN’S WITNESSES
28/01/2020 (Tuesday)
18:00 Barcelona BIBLIOTECA DE VILAPICINA I LA TORRE LLOBETAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:00 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria TEATRO GUINIGUADAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:30 Sant Boi de Llobregat CINEMES CAN CASTELLETPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:00 Los Llanos de Aridane ESPACIO CULTURAL EL SECADEROPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:01 Palma CINECIUTATPUTIN’S WITNESSES
29/01/2020 (Wednesday)
20:00 Sort CINEMA ELS TIL·LERSPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:30 Maó BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE MAÓPUTIN’S WITNESSES
30/01/2020 (Thursday)
19:00 Santa Cruz de Tenerife LA GRANJA – ESPACIO DE CREACIÓNPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:30 Ourense BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE OURENSEPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:00 Salamanca UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA – TEATRO JUAN DEL ENZINAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:30 Monzón TEATRO VICTORIAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
21:00 Banyoles ATENEU BARPUTIN’S WITNESSES
31/01/2020 (Friday)
18:30 Tarragona BIBLIOTECA PÚBLICA DE TARRAGONAPUTIN’S WITNESSES
19:00 Rubí ATENEU MUNICIPALPUTIN’S WITNESSES
20:00 La Bisbal d'Empordà TEATRE MUNDIALPUTIN’S WITNESSES