Anna Politkovskaja-dokumentti 28.01.2013
28.1. DOKKLUB 18:00 - 20:00
Venäjän tiede- ja kulttuurikeskuksessa, Nordenskiöldink. 1, 3 kerros, Kinosali
Vapauden katkera maku/ A bitter taste of freedom/Горький вкус свободы, 2011, 86 min. dir. Marina Goldovskaja, prod. Malcolm Dixelius.
Russian with English subtitles.
Merkittävä dokumenttielokuva Anna Politkovskajasta.
Palkittu parhaana dokumenttina Varsovan, Montrealin ja Toronton festivaaleilla.
Venäjällä esitetty ensimmäisen kerran joulukuussa 2011 ArtDokFestissa.
Elokuvaa ei ole esitetty ennen Suomessa.
Док.фильм об Анне Политковской впервые в Финляндии.
Режиссер Марина Гольдовская
World famous Russian Cinematographer Marina Goldovskaya was a friend of journalist Anna Politkovskaya from her student years in the 1980’s. The documentary film ”A Bitter Taste of Freedom” is based on intimate conversations recorded on camera over a fifteen-year period, in which Anna Politkovskaya talks of the dramatic events that made her an icon in the world of investigative journalism. Five years after Anna Politkovksya was murdered, this unique material has now been made into a film where also family and friends contribute to a remarkable portrait of one of the most admired women of our time.
(London Film Festival 2011)
ALMA MATER PRODUCTIONS, MOSCOW
DIXIT INTERNATIONAL, STOCKHOLM
Director, Writer and Cinematographer; MARINA GOLDOVSKAYA
Producer; MALCOLM DIXELIUS
Co-Producer; MARINA GOLDOVSKAYA
Line-Producer; GEORGE HERZFELD
Editor; DMITRY SUSHEV
Music and Sound Design; BRUCE HANIFAN
The Director’s personal statement
Anna Politkovskaya and her husband, Sasha, were my students at Moscow State University. In 1990, I made a film about them, “A Taste of Freedom”. I kept close contact with Anna all these years, recording our intimate conversations. When I learned about the murder, it hurt me so much that to make a film about her was unthinkable to me. However, five months after her violent death, her granddaughter was born, the little Anna Politkovskaya. Then I felt compelled to make the film.
This film shows the tragedy of not just one family. It is the tragedy of the whole nation that has fallen victim to the State. Together with Anna we revisit the main tragic moments of contemporary Russian history: the acts of terror in the Dubrovka Theater and the No 1 School in Beslan. She gives voice to refugees from Chechnya and other former Soviet republics. Anna was more than a journalist; she was a defender of human rights.
After Anna’s death, her family and friends all assumed certain roles, as if casted for a film. They have all shared their inner thoughts with my camera, as if talking to Anna herself. I have tried to maintain the intimacy of these conversations when we finally edited the vast material that I had filmed over almost two decades.
This film is unlike any other films made about Anna Politkovskaya, because it gives her an opportunity to tell her story in her own words.
Ohjaajan videotervehdys/Director´s video statement/обращение режиссера на видео
Новая газета выложила в 30.08.2012 весь фильм в день рождения Анни Политковской на своей сайте без англ. субтитров.
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