International Competition

17 August

Alexader Gutman
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 1  
01.03. / Utorak, 18:00 - 20:00 Dvorana 2  
05.03. / Subota, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 5  
06.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
06.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
06.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4  
The first prison in Russia for those sentenced to life. A single cell.

‘Prisoner Boris Bezotechestvo. Life sentence. Article 102. Triple murder.’

Communing with a God who is indifferent to his fate. He prays, but is not a believer. His words filled the air of the cell. He talks and listens to himself. The space of the cell consumes him. His world consists of four walls and the view from the window.The prison physically thrusts the prisoner into time. A long succession of days and nights allotted to him, after which comes ‘hell’ or ‘heaven’.

Alexader Gutman

Alexander Gutman, born in 1945, is a Russian film director. He graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute (now known as St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University) in 1968 and VGIK in 1978. In over 30 years he has shot more than 50 documentary films, 13 of them as film director. A winner of numerous awards at Russian and international film festivals.

General sponsor

17 August

Russia, Poland, Finland
2009, 52', color, video

Directed by:
Alexader Gutman

Screenplay by:
Alexander Gutman

Maxim Efros, Nikolay Volkov, Alexander Gutman

Edited by:
Alexander Gutman

Vladimir Tarasov

Alexander Gutman, Krzysztof Kopczynski

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2010 - Honorary Mention

Mumbai International Film Festival 2010 - Best Documentary

Trieste International Film Festival 2010 – Special Mention