International Competition


Cathryn Collins
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 18:00 - 20:00 Dvorana 4  
04.03. / Petak, 19:00 - 21:00 Dvorana 1  
05.03. / Subota, 16:00 - 18:00 Dvorana 2  
In 2003, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s wealthiest man, was arrested at gunpoint on a Siberian runway.

Having openly challenged President Vladimir Putin, Khodorkovsky was convicted, his oil company, YUKOS, seized and his pro-democracy efforts curtailed. He remains defiantly imprisoned. In unprecedented interviews with Khodorkovsky’s family, his associates and prominent politicians and journalists, director Cathryn Collins reveals how liberty and the rule of law have become casualties in modern Russia. ‘Power’ takes an unvarnished look at the consolidation of power in an oil dependent Russia to reveal a frightening picture of repression and retribution reminiscent of Stalin’s regime. Cathryn Collins has been following the life of Mikhail Khodorkovsky for a decade. Her pursuit of this provocative story led to a singleminded odyssey across three continents in the creation of her first film ‘Vlast’ (‘Power’). With the tenacity of a war correspondent, Collins cobbled together a story of power in Russia few hazarded confronting.

Cathryn Collins

Travelling the world and studying languages since childhood, Cathryn Collins is committed to working in and understanding other cultures. Her passions are expressed in her devotion to philanthropic cultural and social projects in Nepal, Cambodia, Italy and New York as well as in her design business, which is based on resources developed by her in South Asia, Europe and the United States. A graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Business School, Collins is the founder and President of the luxury goods design business I Pezzi Dipinti, Inc., as well as a Contributing Editor at Departures Magazine. This is her first film.

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Vlast (Power)

2010, 88', color, video

Directed by:
Cathryn Collins

Screenplay by:
Cathryn Collins, Shannon Kennedy

David Scott, Richard Numeroff, Alexander Dzhaparidze, John Kluver, Victor Anatolevich

Edited by:
Shannon Kennedy

Sophie Solomon

Cathryn Collins

Produced by:
Vlast LLC