Red Square Festival presents a program of documentaries from Eastern European filmmakers.
*14.00*Victory Day (2018) | Sergey Losniza (RU/DE OmU)
Each year on May 9, the day of the Red Army’s victory over the Nazis, the Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park (Berlin) becomes the setting for a vast gathering. This film documents the proceedings and visitors with flags and George’s ribbons, one carrying a portrait of Stalin or singing patriotic songs and doing selfies.
16.30*The Man Who Was Too Free (2016) Vera Krichevskaya (RU/EN OmU)
A documentary biopic of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent figure of Russian political opposition and an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. Boris Nemtsov got murdered in Moscow in February of 2015. The documentary shows dozens short interviews with Russian political elite and moguls revealing the history of modern Russia after the Soviet Union break up. Talk with Zhana Nemzowa, Journalist (Bonn), Mikhail Fishman, Screenwriter (Moskau), Stefan Melle, Director of German-Russian Exchange (Berlin)
*19.30*Under the Sun (Inside North Korea) | Vitali Mansky
“My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country… Korea is the land of the rising sun,” says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitali Mansky still managed to document life in North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union. Talk with film maker Vitali Manski (Riga) Moderation: Rebecca Podlech, freelance editor and film festival coordinator (Berlin)
Red Square Festival is organized by Dekabristen e.V. will be held on May 12, 2018 at Kulturfabrik Moabit. The festival aims to bring together music, art and civic initiatives into one multidisciplinary celebration. To find out more about the Red Square Festival visit their Facebook page, attend the Red Square Festival Facebook event and/or read more about Red Square festival on Berlinograd.com.