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Victor Kossakovsky
NO 2015    28'
⚬ Kids & Youth ⚬ Sports 

Synopsis

Two talented sisters Nastia (13) and Polina (7) study in the most prestigious Academy of Russian ballet after being selected from 5500 kids. Acclaimed director Victor Kossakovyks portraits the tender and trustful relationship of the sisters, who share one big dream: to become a soloist ballet dancer. They are fully devoted to their 6 hours daily training at the Academy.

Credits

Director

Victor Kassakovsky

Producers

Tone Grøttjord-Glenne, Anita Rehoff Larsen

Co-Producers

Monica Hellstrøm, Malin Hüber, Tobias Janson

Production Company

Sant & Usant

Co-Production Companies

Final Cut for Real, Story

Cinematographer

Victor Kassakovsky

Music

Ivan Bessonov, Elvira Kobtzeva, Elena Miltz, Leonid Levashkevich, Jean-Babtise Lully, Cziffra Gyoögy

Awards

Honourable Mention

IDFA 2015

Best Nordic documentary Short & Best Nordic Documentary Cinematography

Nordic/Docs 2016

Best Documentary Award

Int. Short FF Cyprus 2016

Special Mention, age category 15 - 18

KINOdiseea IFF 2016

Festivals

IDFA 2015

DocAviv 2016

DocVille 2016

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

EIDF 2016

True/False 2016

Thessaloniki DF 2016

Docfest Maastricht 2016

Docs Against Gravity 2016

Film Details

Runtime 28'
Spoken Languages Russian
Production Countries Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Biography

Victor Kossakovsky is born in 1961 and is a Russian filmmaker. He began his career in motion pictures at the Leningrad studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor in 1978. In many of his films, Kossakovsky plays the role of editor, cinematographer, writer, and director. He graduated from the Higher Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow in 1988. In 1993, his first feature BELOVY won both the VPRO Joris Ivens Award and the Audience Award at IDFA. Kossakovsky’s films have since then won over 100 awards and prizes. 

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