PUTIN'S WITNESSES

By Vitaly MANSKY

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Documentary - Completed 2018

Through testimonies from Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and the current Russian president himself, Vitaly Mansky tells the story of how Putin rose to power and held his position for nearly two decades.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2018
TIFF Docs
Film Fest Gent 2018
Official Selection - Global Cinema
BFI London FF 2018
Official Competition - Documentary
Stockholm IFF 2018
Stockholm Documentary Competition Bronze Horse for Best Documentary
Karlovy Vary IFF 2018
Grand Prix for Best Documentary
Camden IFF 2018
Bergen IFF 2018
Zurich FF 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, SWITZERLAND, CZECH REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vitaly MANSKY
    • Synopsis
    • The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation “Successor”, as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian nation, as always being a silent witness of its own destiny.
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