¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!

By Victor KOSSAKOVSKY

GEMA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Victor Kossakovsky takes us on a unique trip around the globe – to the world‘s few places, situated exactly opposite each other. With breathtaking images and a stunning montage Kossakovsky approaches the philosophically appealing and politically delicate subject of the antipodes.

Festivals
& Awards

Venice - Biennale 2011
Opening Film
IDFA 2011
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA, CHINA, GERMANY, CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Victor KOSSAKOVSKY
    • Writer(s)
    • Víctor KOSSAKOVSKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Gema JUAREZ ALLEN (GEMA FILMS), Heino DECKERT (MAJADE FILMPRODUKTION), Juan Manuel EGAÑA (PRODUCCIONES APLAPLAC)
    • Synopsis
    • What would be the shortest way to reach the Argentinean village Balsa San Justo from the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? That would simply be a straight line through the centre of the earth, as these two places are antipodes -- they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the Earth’s surface. During his visits to eight such antipodes, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that manage to turn our view of the world upside down. A beautiful, peaceful sunset in Argentina is contrasted with the hectic bustle in the rainy streets of Shanghai. People who dwell in a wasteland are connected to people living next to a volcano. Landscapes whose splendor touches the soul are juxtaposed to the bustle of a big city. These antipodes seem mythically connected; their oppositeness appears to, somehow, unite them. Kossakovsky’s movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet. VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! – Long live the antipodes!
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2009
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