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¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!

Victor Kossakovsky

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Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
Haven’t we all asked ourselves as children where we would come out if we dug a tunnel right through the centre of the earth?

With this film Victor Kossakovsky grants himself a childhood wish. Haven’t we all asked ourselves as children where we would come out if we dug a tunnel right through the centre of the earth? Haven’t we all wondered at some point what was happening just at this moment beneath our very feet at the other side of the planet? In this film those reveries turn into reality. In breathtaking images and a stunning montage we go on a trip to the world’s rare inhabited antipodes. We discover the wonders and contradictions of nature and people around the globe. With unprecedented camera movements and exhilarating new perspectives our conventional view of the world is challenged. On the evocative title follows a revolutionary film, that gives three cheers to our planet and its people in all their antagonisms and commonalities: Vivan las Antipodas.

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Victor Kossakovsky

Victor Kossakovsky is a Russian documentary filmmaker, born 1961 in Leningrad. In 1978 he began working at the Leningrad Studio for Documentary Film as an assistant DoP, assistant director and editor. In 1988 he finished the College for Film Writers and Directors in Moscow. In many of his films, Kossakovsky plays the role of editor, cinematographer, writer and director. He started his own film production company in St. Petersburg, Kossakovsky Film Production, with the objective of creating a cinema of poetry and reality. ZagrebDox screened a retrospective of his films in 2013. Filmography: ¡Vivan las Antipodas! (2011), Svyato (2005), Hush! (2003), Russia from My Window (2003), I Loved You… (Three Romances) (2000), Pavel and Lyalya (1999), Wednesday 19.07.1961 (1997), Belovy (1994), The Other Day (1991).

¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!

Germany, Chile, Netherlands, Argentina
2011, 104', color, video

Directed by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Screenplay by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Cinematography:
Victor Kossakovsky

Edited by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Music:
Aleksandr Popov

Producer:
Heino Deckert

Festivals & Awards:

 Message to Man International Documentary Film Festival 2011 - Award for Best Full-Length Documentary