GROZNY BLUES

By Nicola BELLUCCI

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Documentary - Completed 2015

A dramatic way between war and peace.

Festivals
& Awards

Goteborg IFF 2015
Thessaloniki International Documentary FF 2015
Trieste FF 2015
One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2015
Locarno 2015
Panorama Suisse
Visions du Réel 2015
International Competition
Golden Apricot - Yerevan IFF 2015
Competition
Busan IFF 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nicola BELLUCCI
    • Writer(s)
    • Nicola BELLUCCI, Lucia SGUEGLIA
    • Producer(s)
    • Frank MATTER (SOAP FACTORY)
    • Synopsis
    • «Grozny Blues» follows a few people around Grozny, the capital of war-torn Chechnya where daily life is defined by political repression, constricting customs, forced Islamification and the failure to come to terms with recent history. The film revolves around four women who have been fighting for human rights under worsening conditions for many years but get more and more disillusioned with the situation in Putin’s Russia. The building where they work is also home to a Blues Club that is frequented by a group of young people. Having only vague memories of the Chechen wars in the 90s, they try to make sense of the strange things that are happening in their country. In linking the personal and intimate to the political, Nicola Bellucci shows in a dramatic and yet very poetic way what it means to live in a divided society that navigates a no-man’s land between war and peace, repression and freedom, archaic traditions and modern life.
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