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Close Relations (2016)

Original title (in Russian): Rodnye

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Documentary Duration 112:00

Russian citizen and Soviet-born Ukrainian native Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore Ukrainian society after the Maidan revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian family. They live scattered all across the country: in Lviv, Odessa, the separatist area in Donbass, and Sevastopol on Crimea. The film is looking for reasons of the conflict after which citizens of a single country found themselves on a different sides of barricades including director’s own family. The main narrative takes place in the here and now, starting with the turning point of ex-president Victor Yanukovych’s flight to Russia. But below the main narrative ...

Director: Vitali Manski

Keywords: home and family | political split | political confrontations | relatives | war | Ukrainians | Russian-speaking population | venekeelse elanikkonna vastasseis | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Baltic Film Production, Saxonia Entertainment (Germany), Vertov (Latvia), Ego Media (Latvia)
Film Category Documentary
Duration 112:00

First releases

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  • Premiere: 05.07.2016, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, BIAFF - Batumi International Art-House Film Festival (Georgia), 2016, Documentary Films international competition - Special Mention
  • Participation, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechia), 2016, Section: Documentary Films - Competition
  • Participation, Odesa International Film Festival (Ukraine), 2016, Section: Special Screenings

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm