State of Affairs

Victory Day

Alina Rudnitskaya
Screening time  
26.02. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
Welcome to Russia today, Russia under Putin's regime.

Is it possible to tell about Putin's Russia with its contradictions and problems in 29 minutes? No, but Victory Day is one of the sections of modern Russia shown though the characters' histories. In 2013 the Russian State Duma passed a law forbidding propaganda supporting non-traditional sexual relationship among minors. This law led to an intensification of homophobic feeling in society. There is a military parade marching outside while the characters are sitting in their cosy apartments and telling us about their lives since the law was adopted. "After the Jews and queers – one of them says – all that's missing is a law against witches". Welcome to the Middle Ages, welcome to Russia today.


Alina Rudnitskaya

Alina Rudnitskaya was born 1976 in Zaozernyj (Murmansk), Russia. From 1994 to 1997 she attended the Academy of Aerospace Engineering, but then she enrolled in the University of Culture and Arts in St. Petersburg where she graduated Film Directing. She has been working at the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio since 2002. Among her most acclaimed films in the past are Communal Residence (2002), Amazons (2003), Rural Lessons (2004), Civil Status (2005, Big Stamp winner at 2007 ZagrebDox), Besame Mucho (2006) and Vixen Academy: How To Be A Bitch (2008), I Will Forget This Day (2011, screened at 2012 ZagrebDox).

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2013, 29', DCP

Directed by:
Alina Rudnitskaya

Screenplay by:
Sergey Vinokurov

Fedor Bakulin

Edited by:
Alina Rudnitskaya

Alina Rudnitskaya

Produced by:
317 Film

Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2014; One World Berlin Film Festival 2014; Art Doc Fest Moscow 2014