PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Gorbachev. Heaven

Local title
Gorbatšov. Paradiis
Original title
Gorbačovs. Paradize
Director
Vitaly Mansky
Country
Latvia, Czechia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
BALTIC FILM COMPETITION

We all know who is Mikhail Gorbachev. The 8th and the last leader of the Soviet Union before grand collapse and opening of gates to freedom. Controversial and powerful politician, who peacefully ended the Cold War and destroyed the Berlin Wall. Later on he approved independence for many occupied former USSR countries without intentions for such goal. Mansky uncovered double-faced Putin’s witnesses and secretly visited Mr. Gorbachev, who is now almost forgotten by everyone. Only few most loyal assistants and cooks stay with a former President – unrecognisably fragile physically, but still wise thinker.

Friendly camera helps to observe 89-years-old Mr. Gorbachev in a villa and Moscow office. Painful to witness, how deeply is wounded his heart without beloved wife Raisa and how difficult is to walk every single step.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Vitaly Mansky
Screenwriter
Vitaly Mansky
Producer
Natalia Manskaya
DoP
Alexandra Ivanova
Editor
Yevgeny Rybalko
Runtime
Language
Russian

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening090603 / Gorbatšov. Paradiis
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsVitali Mansky
Q&A duration
Screening duration
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