24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
My Friend Boris Nemtsov
synopsisUntil his violent death in February 2015, Boris Nemtsov was know as the face of the anti-Putin opposition movement. This intimate portrait brings us closer to his activities during his final years, when voices of protest became stronger in Russian society. The film does not portray grand speeches and gestures, but rather the daily activities of a politician, which included long business trips in addition to appearances in the media or at demonstrations, the everyday office routine, and discussions with people on the street. Nemstov’s close contact with social actors and the director are evidence of his courage and spontaneity, without needless pathos.
“It is a film début, a documental tragedy. It took three years to make this portrait of Boris Nemtsov. Murdered in February 2015, the outstanding leader of Russian opposition is shown sympathetically, with humane warmth and irony.” Zosya Rodkevich
To date, Zosya Rodkevich (1990) has focused on situational documentaries that depict the protest mood in the society. She worked on such films as Winter, Go Away! (2012) and The Term (2014), which map the activities opposing Vladimir Putin. This film, her feature film debut, has already won an award for directing at the Krakow Film Festival.
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|producer:||Alexander Rastorguev, Pavel Kostomarov, Max Tuula, Maria Gavrilova|