RODNYE (CLOSE RELATIONS)

By Vitaly MANSKY

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Documentary - Completed 2016

Russian citizen and Soviet-born Ukrainian native Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore the Ukrainian society after the Maidan revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian family.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
TIFF Docs
BFI London FF 2016
Debate
Karlovy Vary 2016
Documentary Competition
Odessa IFF 2016
Bergen IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Biography
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, GERMANY, ESTONIA, UKRAINE
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, UKRANIAN
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Vitaly MANSKY
    • Producer(s)
    • Natalya MANSKAYA (Vertov), Guntis TREKTERIS (Ego Media), Simone BAUMANN (Saxonia Entertainment), Marianna KAAT (Baltic Film Production), Julia SINKEVYCH (435 Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Russian citizen and Soviet-born Ukrainian native Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore the Ukrainian society after the Maidan revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian family. They live scattered all across the country: in Lviv, Odessa, the separatist area in Donbass, and Sevastopol on Crimea. The film is looking for reasons of the conflict after which citizens of a single country found themselves on a different sides of barricades including director’s own family.

      The main narrative takes place in the here and now, starting with the turning point of ex-president Victor Yanukovych’s flight to Russia. But below the main narrative there is a strong historical undercurrent, because the lives of protagonists of the film are marked by history on every step they take. This undercurrent will carry information about the Russian-Ukrainian conflict’s deep roots in centuries of close ties between the two countries.
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