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FOCUS: PUTIN'S RUSSIA

There’s something rotten in the state of Russia. With Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the possible global consequences are dawning on us. With these three films, we put a spotlight on the lives of dissidents, journalists, and ordinary people under Putin’s dictatorial rule.
F@ck This Job

F@ck This Job

The colourful story of the rise and fall of a Russian TV channel with a nubile party princess at the helm is a gripping media thriller where you never know who is friend or foe.

Vera Krichevskaya / United Kingdom, Germany / 2021 / 104 min
Holidays

Holidays

Russia's record-high number of holidays are celebrated at an upbeat balalaika pace and with black humour in a lively mosaic of impressions from life in the vast, inscrutable country in the East.

Antoine Cattin / Switzerland / 2022 / 87 min
Navalny

Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi is both detective and supposed murder victim in a brave docu-thriller about the assassination attempt at his life. Timely, urgent, nerve-wrecking.

Daniel Roher / United States / 2022 / 98 min