27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Vitaly Mansky is a Russian documentary filmmaker and chronicler of present-day Russia, born in Ukraine and living in Latvia. After his studies at VGIK he worked as a scriptwriter and presenter of the Russian TV show Real Cinema. His films have been screened at over 400 international festivals, where he has won over 50 awards. As part of the competitive section Testimonies and the Tribute section dedicated to him, he is presenting his two latest films Putin’s Witnesses (2018) and Gorbachev. Heaven (2020), among others, at the 25th edition of Ji.hlava IDFF. Creating an uneasy directorial concept, finding an approach to documentary filmmaking and composing the image and history of the state are the key themes of his masterclass. In his lecture, Mansky will reveal not only how he delves into the archives of Russian history and his own collections of footage, but also how his method turns towards updating the perception of important Russian politicians.
The programme is organized in cooperation with Creative Europe Desk MEDIA / Czech Republic