BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
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Pipeline

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Truba
Russland / Tsjekkia / Tyskland/ 2013/ 1 t. 56 min.
LANGUAGE:
Russisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Vitali Mansky
WRITER:
Vitali Mansky
PRODUCER:
Vitali Mansky, Natalia Manskaya
From Russia with gas

While a documentary about a gas pipeline may not cause the audience to rush to the cinema, Vitali Mansky's PIPELINE seems sure to be an audience favourite. Using the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline, which transports gas from Western Siberia to Western Europe, as his narrative, Mansky paints a highly fascinating and entertaining portrait of modern day Russia in all of its absurd picturesque splendor.

 

Vitali Mansky

With a career spanning over thirty films, VITALI MANSKY (1963) has made numerous award-winning documentaries, including a trilogy about the three Russian presidents, Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin and a portrait of the Dalai Lama. His works have been presented at more than four hundred international film festivals.