Date(s) - 14/11/2018
As the Russian people celebrated the arrival of a new millennium on a snowy New Year’s Eve a deeper chill was gently rippling through the country as President Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation, clearing the way for Prime Minister Putin to assume the position of Acting President and subsequently the presidency. Employed to shoot a PR film for Putin’s election campaign, Vitaly Mansky saw close up the subtle ways Russia’s democracy was yielding to troubling Soviet principles. Dripping in intrigue, Putin’s Witnesses chronicles a masterclass of political manipulation and Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin’s remorseless resolve.
Winner, Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2018
Followed by a post-screening Q&A with the director.
Director: Vitaly Mansky
Producer: Natalia Manskaya
Screenwriter: Vitaliy Manskiy
Main Cast: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vitaliy Mansky
Country: Latvia, Czech Republic, Switzerland
Languages: Russian (Subtitled)
Duration: 102 minutes
Tickets: €10 / €8.50
Second Chance – Repeat Screening on 15/11/2018 at 13:15