Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Announcing the German premiere of «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci!

Announcing the German premiere of «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci! The film will be part of the international programme at DOK Leipzig 2015: http://antipode-sales.biz/category/festivals-and-markets

10-28-15, 8pm, Cinematheque Leipzig
10-30-15, 1.30pm, Passage Kinos Universum
"Grozny Blues" - Documentary, Switzerland 2015, 104 min., Russian-Chechen
details and press reviews: http://antipode-sales.biz/movies/grozny-blues 

The images of war seem forgotten – Chechnya has vanished long ago from the headlines of the Western press.
The traces of the years of military conflict with Russia have all but disappeared in the capital of Grozny,
which boasts new promenades, modern high-rises and blinding street lights.
The surface is shiny, but pain is still rooted deep in the people’s souls.
A country that’s about to forget its past and that’s full of monuments to its President Kadyrov and, next to him, Vladimir Putin.
Four women who have fought for human rights for years are trying to preserve the collective memories.
They have been collecting stories on video ever since the war began in the 1990s,
documenting the horrors of war and its consequences which nobody in official Chechnya wants to see.
The film ingeniously juxtaposes images from their archive and images of Grozny today.
The history of the war of independence and a forgotten genocide lies between them"
                                                                      Zaza Rusadze
full documentary AFM line-up: http://goo.gl/1aJEf7

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