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Grozny Blues

Year
2015
Country
Switzerland
Duration
104’
Director
Nicola Bellucci

The film follows the daily lives of a handful of people living in Grozny, the capital of war-torn Chechnya. It revolves around four women who have been fighting for human rights under worsening conditions for many years but have become more and more disillusioned with the situation in Putin’s Russia. The building where they work is also home to a Blues Club that is frequented by a group of young people. With only vague memories of the Chechen wars in the 90s, they try to make sense of the strange things that are happening in their country.

Production
Soap Factory, Hafenstrasse 25, Postfach, CH-4019 Basel, Switzerland, +41616320050, film@soapfactory.ch, www.soapfactory.ch
Sales
ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution, Novolesnoy lane 5-38, Moscow, 127055, Russia, +74999787314, elena@antipode-sales.biz, www.antipode-sales.biz
Director
Nicola Bellucci

Nicola Bellucci was born in 1963 in Arezzo, Italy. He studied philosophy, literature, and film at the University of Florence. In 1988 he obtained the directing diploma at the Istituto di Scienze Cinematografiche, Firenze. By 1992 he was working as an author and director of photography in Italy. Four years later, he moved to Basel, Switzerland, where he has lived ever since. In 2010 Nicola released his first documentary feature, Nel giardino dei suoni, which won numerous international awards.

Filmography

Era la nostra fonte (1989), Do It (2001), Onoma (2002), Nel giardino dei suoni (2010)

Blue Hall
Kyiv Cinema
vul. Velyka Vasylkivska, 19
Extended Q&A with director and special guests
By tickets
Wednesday
30 March 2016
19:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
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Bitter Lake
Year
2014
Country
United Kingdom
Director
Adam Curtis
Duration
137’
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Democrats
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Democrats
Year
2014
Country
Denmark
Director
Camilla Nielsson
Duration
99’
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Ukrainian Sheriffs
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Ukrainian Sheriffs
Year
2015
Country
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany
Director
Roman Bondarchuk
Duration
85
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The Event
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The Event
Year
2015
Country
Netherlands, Belgium
Director
Sergei Loznitsa
Duration
74
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