PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Conference

Local title
Konverents
Title in Russian
Конференция
Original title
Konferentsiya
Director
Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Country
Russian Federation, Estonia, Italy, United Kingdom
Year
2020
Festival
KinoFF, 24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Main programme of Kinoff, CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

Natalia, a nun from a remote Russian monastery, comes to Moscow 17 years after the terrorist attack on the Dubrovka Theatre. She has been sent there to organise a memorial evening for the victims of the attack in which, during a performance, armed Chechen militants took over the theatre. A hundred and thirty hostages were killed. Natalia and her family were witnesses of the attack. They survived. Today they feel like a burden on a society that has almost forgotten what happened. Why call it a "memorial evening"? Maybe better call it a "conference". Following the chronology of the events as told by a few participants in the memorial evening, we learn the dark details of Natalia’s personal story.

The shocking story of one family against the backdrop of one of the greatest tragedies of 21st-century Russian history. A survivor returns to the crime scene to confront her survivor’s guilt.

Director
Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Screenwriter
Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Cast
Natalya Pavlenkova, Natalya Potapova, Kseniya Zueva, Yan Tsapnik
Producer
Katerina Mikhaylova, Konstantin Fam, Egor Odintsov
DoP
Fedor Glazachev
Editor
Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Runtime
Language
Russian

Screenings

Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening031104 / Konverents
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening050602 / Konverents
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Jõhvi Kontserdimaja Jõhvi
Screening163301 / Konverents
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker