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by Vitaly Mansky


On December 31, 1999 Vladimir Putin ascended to the president’s chair in Russia. In his latest picture renowned documentarist Vitaly Mansky draws on witness accounts of the events that happened in the years following that fateful day. He then rounds it out with his own fascinating perspective and with the longtime unique experience of a man whom only a movie camera separated from upper echelon politics.

international title: Putin's Witnesses
original title: Svideteli Putina
country: Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic
sales agent: Deckert Distribution
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Vitaly Mansky
film run: 102'
film editing: Gunta Ikere
music: Karlis Auzans
producer: Natalia Manskaya
production: Film Studio Vertov, GoldenEggProduction, Hypermarket Film

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