Pavlensky – Man and Might

Germany | 2016 | 99 min
Russian | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Franz Koch, Maxim Tarasjugin
Distribution: Lichtfilm GmbH
Editing: Lena Rem
Producer: Wolfgang Bergmann
Sound: Alexander Lemeshev, Anna Sobova
Production: Lichtfilm GmbH
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FIFA Competition
 

Synopsis

Presented in partnership with ICI ARTV

How far does our civic responsibility go? This is one of the questions explored in this film about the Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky. Filmmaker Irene Langemann takes an empathetic and insightful look at Pavlensky's artistic activities, his family and his run-ins with the law, and illustrates the depth of his commitment to individual freedom. Nailing and piercing his naked flesh, he opposes the abuse of power by Russian authorities, whom he believes silence Russian artists who tackle political questions. In 2012, he attracted international attention by sewing his lips together in solidarity with the members of Pussy Riot, imprisoned for vandalism and inciting religious hatred.

Directors

Irene Langemann

Born in Issilkul in the former Soviet Union, Irene Langemann is a graduate of Moscow's Tcepkin Drama School. She worked in Russia as an actress, director, playwright and television host before emigrating to Germany in 1990, where she was a contributor to Deutsche Welle-TV. She now works as a freelance filmmaker.
Filmography | Art and Provocation in the Tsar's Palace (2014) ; We Only Wanted to Stay Together (2014) ; The Song of Life (2012) ; The Competitors – Russia’s Wonder Children II (2010) ; From Ramstein With Love (2009) ; Liverpool – Beat City (2008) ; Rublyovka – Road to Bliss (2007) ; Blood and Honey – Europe Without Frontiers (2007) ; Goldap – In Poland’s Siberia (2005) ; Ice and Oranges (2004).

Screenings playing this movie

15:45
Concordia
Screening # 2
Presented by ICI ARTV
Pavlensky – Man and Might
FIFA Competition

Pavlensky – Man and Might

Germany | 99 min | 2016

Russian | Subtitles in English

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18:00
UQAM - Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon
Screening # 114
Presented by ICI ARTV
Pavlensky – Man and Might
FIFA Competition

Pavlensky – Man and Might

Germany | 99 min | 2016

Russian | Subtitles in English

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