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Victory Day
Director:Alina Rudnitskaya
Screenplay: Sergey Vinokurov
Photography: Fedor Bakulin
Edition: Alina Rudnitskaya
Sound: Alexey Antonov
Production: 317 Film
Producers: Sergey Vinokurov


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Den Pobedy (Victory Day)

Alina Rudnitskaya
30' / 2014 / Russian Federation
English and spanish subtitled

Audience vote 7

Is it possible to tell about Putin's Russia with its contradictions and problems in 29 minutes? Certainly, not. VICTORY DAY looks at one part of today's Russia through its protagonists' stories. In 2013 the Russian State Duma passed a law forbidding propaganda supporting non-traditional sexual relationship among minors. This law led to an intensification of homophobic feeling in society. There is a military parade is marching outside while the protagonists are sitting in their cozy apartments and telling us about their lives since the law was adopted. "After the Jews and queers”, - one of them says, - all that's missing is a law against witches". Welcome to the Middle Ages, welcome to Russia today.

Main Festivals & Awards

DOK Leipzig, short documentary competition, Leipzig, Germany, 2014 / One world FF, Berlin, Germany, 2014 / Artdocfest, Moscow, Russia, 2014 / Trieste IFF, Trieste, Italy, 2015 / DocPoint, Helsinki, 2015 / ZagrebDox, official selection, Croatia, 2015 / 32 Dortmund/Cologne International Women’s Film Festival, Germany, April, 2015 / It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival, competition, Rio, Brazil, April, 2015

Director's Biography

Film director and producer. She was born in 1976.
A graduate of St. Petersburg University for Arts and Culture, Department of Film Directing, started her career in the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio.
Her works has been shown worldwide and got Prizes in festivals such as Leipzig, Madrid, Oberhausen, Zagreb, Berlin, Belgrade, Moscow, St.Petersburg.
Rudnitskaya's films always have a characteristic original perspective; she is interested not only in depicting the facts of life but also in exploring the internal worlds of her characters. She succeeds in painting a vivid image of modern man while maintaining a very personal and humanistic approach to each one of her stories. She lives and works in St.Petersburg.Currently, she is working on a new film and is full of new ideas for future work.





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