International Competition


Vitaly Mansky
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
25.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 1  
02.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
A film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes.

Pipeline is a film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes. This is a film about Europe, which spans from the barren land of eternal winters of Siberia to the complaisant Bay of Biscay, where even the laws of nature form fundamentally different paradigms of human existence. What can possibly connect such ostensibly different lives? Tangibly, it does so through the pipeline 'Western Siberia –Western Europe'. The pipeline has, however, not only connected but also inextricably verged 'this' Russia with 'that' Europe.


Vitaly Mansky

Vitaly Mansky was born in 1963 in Lviv, Ukraine. He moved to Russia, where he lived during the breakup of the Soviet Union, today he resides in Latvia. He is the founder of Russian documentary festival Artdocfest. As a filmmaker, he is known for the award-winning documentary features: Putin’s Witnesses (2018), Close Relations (2016), Under the Sun (2015), Pipeline (2013), Motherland or Death (2011). Many of his films were screened at ZagrebDox programs with Pipeline winning the Movies That Matter Award. Gorbachev. Heaven (2020) is his latest film.

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Russia, Czech Republic, Germany
2013, 117', video

Directed by:
Vitaly Mansky

Screenplay by:
Vitaly Mansky

Alexandra Ivanova

Edited by:
Evgenie Izmalkov, Andrey Sirobaba, Andrey Paperniy

Natalia Manskaya, Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda, Simone Baumann

Produced by:
Vertov. Real Cinema, Hypermarket Film, Saxonia Entertainment

Festivals & Awards:

MDR Film - Prize for an Excellent Eastern European Documentary Film; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 – Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes; Open Russian Film Festival 2013 – Best Direction; White Elephant; Award of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars; DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2014; Göteborg International Film Festival 2014; Alpe Adria Cinema Film Festival 2014;