Russia, 2008, 72mn 
Colour, documentary
Dalay Lama Rassvet / Zakat
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Далай Лама Рассвет / Закат


 Dalai Lama Dawn / Sunset

 Dalai Lama L'Aube / Le Couchant

Directed by : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Irina SHATALOVA (Ирина ШАТАЛОВА)
Produced by : Aleksey KUCHERENKO (Алексей КУЧЕРЕНКО), Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Companies : Studio Vertov. Real Cinema
Site : bande annonce

Plot synopsis
Dawn / Sunset depicts the nominal twenty four hours which the authors of the film spend in the residence of Dalai Lama in India – starting in very same beginning of his working day in three A.M. and ending in the sunset, when Dalai Lama finally goes to sleep. In the end of this day, having returned to the private chamber of Dalai Lama the filmmakers have an absolutely informal conversation with him considering the sum of things, the essence of the creation, and the place a human being and religion in the modern society. This discussion is like the pitchfork for the enclosing part of the movie, when the authors are travelling back from India to Russia, through China. In the most remarkable manner the theme of the above-described discussion about the overpopulation in the world, the stratification of society and the methods to avoid conflicts and wars, gets the vivid and convincing visual proof.
Source :

Vitalii Manskii : Sunrise/Sunset. Dalai Lama XIV (Rassvet/Zakat. Dalai Lama XIV, 2009), Jeremy HICKS,, 2010

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009
- Warsaw Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2009
- Documentary and feature film festival ''Kinoteatr.doc'', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2008
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2008