Victor Kossakovsky Retrospective

The Other Day

Victor Kossakovsky
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3  
Victor Kossakovsky literally found the subject of his second film in the streets. On the day that Leningrad changed its name back to Saint Petersburg in 1991, he stumbled upon a dead body somewhere in the streets of his hometown.

When he called the police, they said they would come as soon as possible, but the body was still there several hours later. According to one bystander, it had already been there for several days. So Kossakovsky got his camera and started filming. His images – of the body, but also of passersby and children playing and an abandoned bathtub as an absurd background detail – are sober and avoid any sensationalism, as does the minimalist soundtrack.


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).

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Na Dnyakh

1991, 10', 35 mm

Directed by:
Victor Kossakovsky

Vladimir Morozov, Nikolay Volkov

Victor Kossakovsky

Produced by:
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio