The Foundation Pit

Russia / 2020 / documentary / 70' / Documentary Film Competition

Contemporary Russia without censorship is captured in a YouTube kaleidoscope. Complaints and insults, recorded by all kinds of desperate and frustrated individuals, pour out of hundreds of screens. They are addressed to President Putin – hated by some and seen as the providential father of the country steeped in ruin. With time, individual voices come together and the avalanche of rage starts to turn into a civic protest. Is there any hope for overcoming the all-pervading inertia in it? The film title is a reference to the famous novel by Andrei Platonov written in 1930.

directed by
Andrey Gryazev

Film director. Born in Moscow in 1982. Professional sportsman - figure skating. Competitor of World and European Championships. From 2000 to 2006 worked as a ballet dancer in an international ice show. Nominated for the award of Nika 2011 and the winner of more than 20 major awards various European and World festivals of documentary films. The film "Tomorrow" became the first Russian documentary participant of Berlinale in the Forum. In 2012, nominated for the Sutherland Award for the best directorial debut, at the 56th BFI London Film Festival.

script
Andrey Gryazev
editing
Andrey Gryazev
production
Andrey Gryazev (Andrey Gryazev)
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The Foundation Pit
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