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by Vitaly Mansky


Russian citizen and Soviet-born Ukrainian native Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore Ukrainian society after the Maidan revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian family. They live scattered all across the country: in Lviv, Odessa, the separatist area in Donbass, and Sevastopol on Crimea. The film is looking for reasons of the conflict after which citizens of a single country found themselves on a different sides of barricades including director’s own family.

international title: Close Relations
original title: Close Relations
country: Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Vitaly Mansky
film run: 112'
cinematography by: Alexandra Ivanova
film editing: Peteris Kimelis, Gunta Ikere
music: Harmo Kallaste, Mikael Tariverdiev
producer: Simone Baumann, Natalya Manskaya, Guntis Trekteris
production: Saxonia Media Filmproduktion, Ego Media, Baltic Film Production, Vertov. Real Cinema, 435 Films


main awards/selection

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

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