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The Foundation Pit

Kotlovan

Russia | 2020 | 71 min. | N-16

The Foundation Pit

Kotlovan

Russia | 2020 | 71 min. | N-16

Synopsis

In Russia, Putin must not be disturbed, let alone criticized. Yet frustrated and outraged people turn to the president, who introduces himself as the nation’s father, in the hope that their wishes, cries for help, and curses will be heard. The film consists of a number of video letters addressed to Putin and found on Youtube. In the long run, individual voices seem to merge into a common civil protest.

The title of the film refers to Andrejs Platonov’s novel ‘Foundation Pit’ about totalitarianism and utopia, published in the 1930s. Director Gryazev presents a modern update from the first lips.

 

LANGUAGE: Russian

SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English

 

FESTIVALS:

Berlinale – Berlin IFF

Krakow film festival

Director: Andrey Gryazev

Editing: Andrey Gryazev

Producer: Andrey Gryazev

Andrey Gryazev

Filmography:

2020 – The Foundation Pit (Kotlovan)
2012 – Tomorrow
2010 – Miners’ Day
2009 – Sanya and Sparrow