Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY
Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ
Viktor KOSSAKOVSKI
2011, 108mn 
Colour, documentary
Da zdravstvuyun antipody!
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Да здравствуют антиподы!

 

 Vivan las antipodas!

 Vivan las antipodas!

Other titles : ¡Vivan las antipodas! (original title)
 
Directed by : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Viktor KOSSAKOVSKY (Виктор КОСАКОВСКИЙ)
Music : Aleksandr POPOV (Александр ПОПОВ)
Produced by : Aleksandr RODNIANSKY (Александр РОДНЯНСКИЙ)
Companies : Gema Films, Lemming Film, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Producciones Aplaplac
Worldwide distribution : Deckert Distribution
 
language Spanish, English, Aboriginal, Russian

Awards :
Best documentary National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best documentary Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best full-length documentary film Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2011

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Potemkine. 2013. Titre : Vivan las Antipodas !

Plot synopsis
With this film Victor Kossakovsky grants himself a childhood wish. Haven’t we all asked ourselves as children where we would come out if we dug a tunnel right through the centre of the earth? Haven’t we all wondered at some point what was happening just at this moment beneath our very feet at the other side of the planet? In this film those reveries turn into reality. In breathtaking images and a stunning montage we go on a trip to the world’s rare inhabited land-to-land antipodes. We discover the wonders and contradictions of nature and people around the globe. With unprecedented camera movements and exhilarating new perspectives our conventional view of the world is challenged.
After the evocative title follows a revolutionary film that gives three cheers to our planet and its people in all their antagonisms and commonalities: ¡Vivan las Antipodas!
 

commentaries
RUSSIA BEYOND : Sept films documentaires russes qui vous captiveront jusqu'au bout, Ekaterina SINELCHTCHIKOVA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2020
Victor Kossakovsky : ¡Vivan Las Antipodas! (2011), Birgit BEUMERS, kinokultura.com, 2012
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- The Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin (Ireland), 2013
- International Film Festival Tarkovski, Ivanovo (Russia), 2013
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Sydney Film Festival, Sydney (Australia), 2012
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2012
- International Independent Film Festival IndieLisboa, Lisbon (Portugal), 2012
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2012
- Independant European Film Festival VOICES, Vologda (Russia), 2012
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Durban International Film Festival, Durban (Southern Africa), 2012
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2012
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2011
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2011
- Message to Man : International Short, Documentary and Animated Film Festival, St Petersburg (Russia), 2011

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