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Immortal (2019)

Original title in Estonian: Surematu

Documentary Duration 60:30

The film, set in a Far-North industrial town in Russia, reveals the mechanism that entices human beings to voluntarily become a resource to be used by the state. Can a person ever be free in a society, where intricate and obscure structures take control of their mind-set from an early age? The film looks at the making of a Russian citizen from a fresh angle. The director’s subtle but demanding look reveals “the system” at work in the most benign-looking situations, in any moment of the everyday. What happens to people’s free will and self-determination in such conditions?

Director: Ksenia Ohhapkina

Keywords: different interpretation of history | distortion of history | introducing history | historical treatments | historical continuity | historical legend | ajalooline tõde | brainwash | accordion play | accordionist | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Vesilind
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 60:30

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 02.07.2019, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechia), 2019, Best Documentary prize
  • Award, ARTDOCFEST Russian Open Documentary Film Festival (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia), 2019, Artdocfest Riga - Grand Prix
  • Award, Astra Documentary and Anthropological Film Festival (Sibiu, Romania) , 2019, Best Film in the International Competition

Partners and Sponsors

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