|26.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4|
It is all very uncomplicated. Anna Feodorovna Belova lives in a small village near the source of the Neva River. She is a double widow and now lives together with her brother Mikhail. Anna does the housekeeping while Mikhail drinks and philosophises about life. Occasionally, their two other brothers Vasily and Sergei pay them a visit, and the siblings drink a lot of tea, take a Russian steam bath and argue – arguments that get louder by the minute, especially when alcohol takes over. Sometimes tender and other times harsh, this portrait of Russian countryside life was the international breakthrough for Victor Kossakovsky and earned him both the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary and the IDFA Audience Award in 1994.
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).
1993, 60', video
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio
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