BARZAKH

By Mantas KVEDARAVICIUS

THE MATCH FACTORY - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2011

In Chechnya where life is no longer war yet not peace, the disappeared rarely return, but when they come back in dreams they are said to come from Barzakh - a land between the living and the dead.

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2011
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 59 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mantas KVEDARAVICIUS
    • Writer(s)
    • Mantas KVEDARAVICIUS
    • Producer(s)
    • Aki KAURISMÄKI (Sputnik Oy), Mantas KVEDARAVICIUS (Extimacy Film)
    • Synopsis
    • In a Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and the tortured, with secret prisons and mythical lakes all become commonplace. When the disappeared do return in dreams, they are said to come from Barzakh – a land between the living and the dead.
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