International Competition

Kamchatka – The Cure for Hatred

Julia Mironova
Screening time  
23.02. / Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
26.02. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
27.02. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
It’s obviously no simple matter to escape the nightmare of war, no matter how far away you go.

Former journalist Vyacheslav Nemyshev traveled many times to Chechnya in 2001 to report on the war for Russian TV. Thirteen years later, his life has changed beyond recognition. Living on a remote island in the far east of Russia, far away from Moscow and memories of the violence of war, he is trying to forge a new existence. He films everyday life on the island, with gorgeous shots of spawning salmon and of fishermen going about their work. Sometimes he turns the camera on himself for lengthy shots in which he looks pensively into the lens. But Julia Mironova's camera follows him as well. His words reveal a strong personal engagement with the stories he is working on. And although there is not much said in the film about exactly what happened, it’s obviously no simple matter to escape the nightmare of war, no matter how far away you go.


Julia Mironova

Julia Mironova was born in the city of Abakan, in the Khakas Republic. In 1999 she graduated from Khakas State University, in Romanic and Germanic Philology. In 2007 had graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Art as film director. Her work includes: Kamchatka - The Cure for Hatred (2014), Khalmer -U- The Life Valley (2010), The Immigrant (2008), Easy People (2012), The Case is Around Hat (2005).

General sponsor

Камчатка - лекарство от ненависти

2014, 44', DCP

Directed by:
Julia Mironova

Screenplay by:
Julia Mironova

Vechyaslav Nemyshev, Algis Mikulskis

Edited by:
Dasha Hudoleeva, Nikolay Budaev

Viktor Sologub

Aleksey Telnov

Produced by:
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2014 – Best Mid-Length Documentary
Open Festival of the Documentary Cinema Russia 2014