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The first online retrospective of Victor Kossakovsky


Films made by one of the leading contemporary documentary directors, Victor Kossakovsky are now available in an online retrospective presented by Doc Alliance Films.

Vivan Las Antipodas by Kossakovsky

The online retrospective of Kossakovsky’s work includes seven of his most famous documentaries. The first online retrospective of his work is available for free in the course of two weeks up until February 1, 2015 at the documentary VOD portal Doc Alliance Films. 

“Don’t film if you can live without it,” says the first rule for beginning filmmakers given by Victor Kossakovsky. It is no surprise that the last rule of the original filmmaker says: “Don’t follow my rules. Find your own rules.” And the filmmaker sticks to this advice in all of his works.

Upon announcing the retrospective Doc Alliance Films states: It is the original poetic film approach, thanks to which the director is able to capture seemingly ordinary moments and human stories in a completely unique way, that has made Kossakovsky into a filmmaker that is popular both with film critics and viewers.

The film retrospective presents seven films that have been awarded at numerous festivals. They include: 

  • THE BELOVS, which took Victor Kossakovsky to the top of world documentary in 1992.
  • WEDNESDAY 19. 07. 1961, which brought him an award at the film festivals in Karlovy Vary and Edinburgh.
  • PAVEL AND LYALYA (A JERUSALEM ROMANCE), for which he received awards at the prestigious festivals IDFA and DOK Leipzig.
  • LOSEV, one of the filmmaker’s earliest films, made in 1989.
  • TISHE! the humorous film, made from the window of the filmmaker’s bedroom in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • SVYATO is the first part of the planned “Palindrome” trilogy dealing with the theme of the mirror as a motive of human behaviour.
  • LONG LIVE THE ANTIPODES! Kossakovsky’s latest feature-length film
  • WHERE THE CONDORS FLY completes the online retrospective.

To see the Kossakovsky retrospective, go to the Doc Alliance Film web site