TODAY THE HAWK TAKES ONE CHICK
2008 / USA-Swaziland / 72 min / documentary
director Jane Gillooly
«FOR DENYING DESPAIR»
GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS
2009 / Sweden / 75 min / documentary
director Mikel Cee Karlsson
«FOR DISCOVERING MOTHERLAND»
FONDAMENTA DELLE CONVERTITE
2008 / Italy-France / 117 min / documentary
director Penelope Bortoluzzi
«FOR PARADOXICAL COMPREHENSION OF HUMANKIND»
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
OUT IN THAT DEEP BLUE SEA
2009 / Canada / 16 min / fiction
director Kazik Radwanski
«FOR BREAKING THE BARRIER BETWEEN DOCUMENTARY AND FICTION»
FESTIVAL COMMITTEE PRIZE
2009 / Germany / 92 min / documentary
director Sabrina Wulff
"SEANS MAGAZINE" SERGEY DOBROTVORSKY PRIZE
2009 / Russia / 23 min / fiction
director Nikolay Sokolov
The sixth film festival of direct cinema Kinoteatr.doc will take place
in Moscow from March 26 to April 5
This year, for the first time, the competition will be international,
with 17 movies from US, Canada, Israel, Uruguay, Denmark, Netherlands,
Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Swaziland and Russia taking part. The
festivals program includes four international premieres. All
foreign movies will be shown in Russia for the first time.
One of the movies competing for the festival prize is «Hiroshima»
by Pablo Stoll, his first work after the death of his friend and
partner Juan Pablo Rebella. Together they made award-winning movies
«Wiscky» and «25 Watts», as well as picking up two prizes at
the International Cannes Film Festival.
Another film competing is Sabrina Wulff's documentary «Redemption»
a prize winner at documentary festivals in Leipzig and Amsterdam.
«Redemption» tells the story of three American soldiers who
deserted from Iraq and live in a rental apartment in Canada with no
chance of returning to the US. All they can do is reflect on their
lives and on what happened in Iraq.
«The Invention of Dr. Nakamats» is another contestant. It is one
of the headliners of the upcoming Dutch IDFA documentary festival,
concerning an aged Japanese inventor and his very original attitude to
life, the Universe and everything.upcoming
Kinoteatr.doc will also present the first Russian retrospective of
prominent American documentary makers, brothers Albert and David
Maysles. Pioneers of direct cinema, the Maysles were responsible for
the highly-acclaimed documentary «Gimme Shelter», concerning a
notorious Rolling Stones gig in the summer of 1970.
The retrospective will open with the famous Maysles film «Grey
Gardens», which is about two female relatives of Jackie Kennedy
Onassis living in an abandoned country house in East Hampton. In 2009,
HBO made a remake of "Grey Gardens" starring Drew Barrymore and
Jessica Lange, which won two Golden Globes. It is the first time a
Broadway musical has been based on a documentary film.
Kinoteatr.doc will also include gala screenings of new movies by world
- Harmony Corine's "Trash Humpers“ a radical experiment filmed on
VHS. The world premiere of the picture was in September 2009 in
Toronto; while the European premiere took place in February 2010 in
- Nikolaus Geyrhalter's ("Our Daily Bread") new movie "7915 km" about
complicated relations between Europe and Africa with the Paris-Dakar
rally as an example.
- A winner of many festivals, French movie "Because We Were Born"
(Puisque nous sommes) by Jean-Pierre Duret and Andrea
Cristoph Postik, director of French film festival "Etats generaux du
documentaire de Lussas" will present a special program as a part of
the official Year of France in Russia.
The festival will also consist of some experimental programs, such as
archive and industrial. Danish and Israeli films will also be shown
off. An informative Russian program will complete the direct cinema
Various master classes, discussions, and round table conferences will
also be an important part of the event.
At the end of the festival an honorary jury will name three winners
and award them equally.
Contest and special screenings will be shown at Pioneer cinema, while
the Russian program will play at Teatr.doc and Aktovy Zal.
Trailers of some festival participants are available at: