Screening: Winter, Go Away + Q&A
Followed by a Q&A with director Anton Seregin via Skype.
While the streets of Moscow are in winter’s cold grip, its living rooms, offices and polling stations are ablaze with debate. Ten graduates of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov’s Documentary Filmmaking and Theater School are commissioned by Novaya Gazeta, an independent Russian newspaper, to capture the scene.
Loaded with conflict and turbulent emotions, this street-level account of last winter’s demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s presidential run, chronicles the political process and those dissatisfied with it. Capturing the conversations, rallies, victories and the brutality of the crackdowns, the film explores the interconnection of the church and politics, as well as the division of the nation into patriots and traitors.
Directed by Alexey Zhiryakov, Anna Moiseenko, Anton Seregin, Askold Kurov, Denis Klebleev, Dmitry Kubasov, Elena Khoreva, Madina Mustafina, Nadezhda Leonteva and Sofia Rodkevich