XX International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana

11 December – 17 December

11 December, Friday

11 December 17:00 MSK
Live!

Holding It In

Удерживая в себе
An intimate observation of ordinary people who have chosen to participate in something as large as life itself
Language: Hebrew, russian subtitles
Registration required.

12 December, Saturday

12 December 16:30 MSK
Live!

Bitter Love

Горькая любовь
A bitter comedy about a ship with broken hearts and shattered illusions
Language: Russian
Registration required.
12 November 17:50
Q&A with the director
12 December 18:30 MSK
Live!

King of the Cruise

Король круиза
The absurd story of a lonely Scottish baron
Language: English, Russian, russian subtitles
Registration required.
12 December 20:30 MSK
Live!

Strip and War

Стриптиз и война
An unexpected collision of two characters and two worlds in the very center of Belarus
Language: Russian
Registration required.
12 December 21:40
Q&A with the director

13 December, Sunday

13 December 16:00 MSK
Live!

Merry Christmas, Yiwu

С Рождеством, Иу
A film about the other side of Christmas
Language: Mandarin, russian subtitles
Registration required.
13 December 17:25
Q&A with the director
13 December 18:00 MSK
Live!

Love Child

Дитя любви
A poignant portrait of an Iranian couple outlawed for their love
Language: Azerbaijani, English, Turkish, russian subtitles
Registration required.
13 December 20:30 MSK
Live!

Lekcja miłości

Уроки любви
The most sincere, poignant and admirable picture of 2020!
Language: Polish, russian subtitles
Registration required.
13 December 21:50
Q&A with the directors

14 December, Monday

14 December 18:30 MSK
Live!

The Secretary of Ideology

Секретарь по идеологии
A documentary comedy about a young confused communist
Language: Russian
Registration required.
14 December 19:20
Q&A with the director
14 December 20:00 MSK
Live!

School of seduction

Школа соблазнения
Tragicomic film of gender roles and femininity
Language: Russian
Registration required.
14 December 21:30
Q&A with the director

15 December, Tuesday

15 December 18:00 MSK
Live!

Kombinat

Комбинат
Swiss director's perspective on the dreams and torments of Magnitogorsk residents
Language: Russian
Registration required.
15 December 19:20
Q&A with the director
15 December 20:00 MSK
Live!

Jawline

Черта характера
An honest look at the world of social media and its accidental victims
Language: English, russian subtitles
Registration required.

16 December, Wednesday

16 December 19:00 MSK
Live!

Butterfly's Dream

Мечта бабочки
The happy-ending story of a brave sick girl. The best example of Polish cinema!
Language: Polish, russian subtitles
Registration required.
16 December 20:30
Q&A with the director
16 December 21:00 MSK
Live!

Alone Together

Одиноки вместе
Feminist drama about a big heart and a difficult choice for an adult woman
Language: Hebrew, russian subtitles
Registration required.
16 December 21:55
Q&A with the directors

17 December, Thursday

17 December 17:00 MSK
Live!

Sing Me A Song

Спой мне песню
The brilliant work by the documentary classic Thomas Balmes
Language: Dzongkha, Layap, russian subtitles
Registration required.

XX International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana

Flahertiana is one of the largest documentary film events in Russia.
The 20th anniversary festival will be held in a new format: screenings and discussions of films in competition will take place online.
 
The competition program is the heart of Flahertiana. There are 47 amazing documentary film stories that have been waiting for a whole year to meet their audience.
 
You will go on a cruise with a real Scottish baron in King of the Cruise, escape from Iran with a young family to meet love in Love Child, learn Christmas secrets that are kept in the Chinese town in Merry Christmas, Yiwu. These and other stories from all over the world – in the International Competition of “Flahertiana-2020”.
 
The National Competition brings together small stories and epic documentaries from the life of Russians. Ural stand-up comedians (Stand-up is Pain), a philosophic reindeer herder from Yakutia (Northern Wind Can Be Warm), young idealistic teachers (Hey! Teachers!) and witnesses of the Second World War (Wilfred and Alexandra) – each film hero of "Russian Flahertiana" has a story to tell.
 
Diversity and versatility are the main distinguishing features of the Student Competition. Traditionally, уoung directors are not afraid of difficult topics: with talent and honesty, they film emigration (Lenchik), ageing (Kids), relationships within the family (The First Word), love and death (One).
 
All films of the festival correspond to the aesthetics of Robert Flaherty, the filmmaker whose name was given to Flahertiana. The main method of Flahertiana’s films is a long-term observation, "habitual camera". The main character lives on the screen a part of his life, and it is captured the way it is. Films of Flahertiana line up in a gallery of portraits of contemporaries and thus draw a line under the outgoing year of world documentary cinema.
 
Don’t miss the announcement of the full festival program, subscribe to the pages of the festival on social networks: Facebook and VKontakte.

THE FILMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR WATCHING ONLY IN THE TERRITORY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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