GRUMANT: OSTROV KOMMUNIZMA / GRUMANT: ISLAND OF COMMUNISM

2014, Colour, Russia, Documentaries

 

Production Team

Director : Ivan Tverdovskiy

Cinematographer : Ivan Alferov, Evgeny Kokusev, Alex Mikeladz

Editor : Andrey Demidov

Music : Evgeny Kadimsky

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Ivan Tverdovskiy, Studio "The Point of View", Korolenko Street 6 "B", app. 10, Moscou 107014 (Russie), tél.: +79 (90) 3256 16 26, [email protected]


 

Synopsis

Discovered by Willem Barents in 1596 and now under Norwegian control, Svalbard is on the Spitsbergen archipelago, the northernmost point of Europe. It was known to the Russian Pomors back in the 12th century, who called it Grumant. A forbidding place, its coal mine is worked by Russians who endure its harsh environment with one day off a week and a rare holiday on New Year’s and when the sun emerges to end the “polar night”. With the world’s northermost statue of Lenin and a cashless society, Grumant has been dubbed “an island of communism”.

 

Director

A graduate of the MAI aviation institute, Ivan Tverdovskiy began his filmmaking career in the 1980s, first as a cinematographer then as a director. He has over 30 documentaries and TV films to his credit as well as a feature, THE INCIDENT OF TOWN M (2008).


 

Projections

Saturday September 5, 2022 - 12:30 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2
Sunday September 6, 2022 - 06:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2


 

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