26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Russian film director Kossakovsky began his career as assistant cinematographer, assistant director and editor at the Leningrad Studio for Documentary Film. For his films – which capture everyday situations using an almost transcendental style – he often acts not only as director and screenwriter, but also as cinematographer and editor. Ever since his feature-length debut Belovy (1993), his works – Sreda (1999), Pavel & Lyalya (1998) and ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! (2011), to name a few – have regularly earned awards at prestigious festivals. In 1999, the Jihlava IDFF recognized Kossakovsky for his contribution to world cinema.
section: Opus Bonum