26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Tribute: Vitaly Mansky
Vitaly Mansky is a renowned Russian director and the author of a number of films awarded at festivals across many continents. In his Ji.hlava masterclass, he focuses on three recent films he has made in co-production with the Czech Republic. Under the Sun, Putin’s Witnesses and Gorbachev. Heaven are all linked by the theme of the interplay between freedom and tyranny. In spite of this, they are each completely different. As has been his practice, the director has come up with a rather unique approach for each of them, drawing, as always, on his Manifesto, which he called "Real Cinema" in 2005.