The Golden Buttons

  • Russia
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Best Short Documentary // In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin created the national guard, whose legal task is to ensure public order, the fight against terrorism and extremism. In fact, this organization is personally subordinate to Putin and is engaged in the suppression of those who disagree with his regime. We ended up in a closed school as photographers and tried to capture not only the faces of the guys, but also what was happening in the background. The film was created from fragments of phrases, observations and faces.

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  • Original title
    The Golden Buttons
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alex Evstigneev
  • DOP
    Alex Evstigneev, Liza Popova
  • Editing
    Sasha Gusarova
  • Music
    Iliya Nasirov
  • Duration
    19 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Russia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel
    • Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival
    • Krakow Film Festival
    • Leiden International Short Film Experience
    • FEST - New Directors/New Films Festival Portugal
  • Awards
    • Krakow Film Festival - Silver Dragon Award for the director of the best short documentary film, Best European Film
    • Nordic Youth Film Festival - NUFF - Best International Film is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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