Cinema Verite 1 Dec 2018 - 16:24 http://www.irandocfest.ir/en/news/3575/putin-s-witnesses -------------------------------------------------- Title : Putin’s Witnesses -------------------------------------------------- 102’, Russia, 2018 Text : Director: Vitaly Mansky Screenplay: Vitaly Mansky Cinematography: Vitaliy Manskiy Editor: Gunta Ikere Producer: Natalia Manskaya, Gabriela Bussmann, Filip Remunda, & Vit Klusak Distribution/sales: Deckert Distribution GmbH Synopsis: The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President Vladimir Putin. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation Successor , as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian nation, as always being a silent witness of its own destiny. Filmography: Putin s Witnesses (2018) Close Relations (2016) Under the Sun (2015) Pipeline (2013) Patria o Muerte (2011) Dawn/Sunset. Dalai Lama 14 (2008) Virginity (2008) Festivals and Awards : Toronto International Film Festival , IDFA, Karalovy vary international film festival, Bergen IFF 2018, Zurich IFF 2018, Vancouver IFF 2018, CinEast FF Luxembourg 2018, Antenna IDF Sydney 2018 (Opening film), Flanders FF Ghent 2018, BFI London IFF 2018, Adelaide IFF 2018, Dok Leipzig 2018, Leeds IFF 2018, AFI Fest Los Angeles 2018