On the eve of the presidential election, DocHouse presents a day of documentaries and discussion about Russia in the 21st Century, since Putin came to power.
Four outstanding and varied international documentaries, accompanied by panel sessions and discussions, will take you beyond the news reports and shed light on post-soviet life... and Putin’s influence never seems far away.
FIRST DOUBLE BILL/12.00pm - 16.45pm
Book Morning Double Bill
PUTIN’S LEAP YEAR/ 12.00pm
Dir. Vitalij Mansky/ Russia/ 2001/ 58 mins
An intimate portrait of the ex-KGB officer at the very start of his presidency.
Dir. Cyril Tuschi/ Germany/ 2011/ 111 mins
Uncovering the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of Russia’s most famous oligarch.
SECOND DOUBLE BILL/18.00pm - 22.00pm
Book Evening Double Bill
OUR NEWSPAPER/ 18.00pm UK PREMIERE
Dir. Eline Flipse/ Netherlands/ 2010/ 58 mins
An independent journalist struggles to keep his paper afloat in rural central Russia.
PUTIN’S KISS/ 20.30pm SPECIAL PREVIEW
Dir. Lise Birk Pedersen/ Denmark/ 2011/ 85 mins
Moscow’s Youth Movement NASHI and its battle with Putin’s ‘enemies’.