In the course of his performances, the Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky has sewn up his mouth, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, and set fire to the door of the headquarters of the Russian secret service, to protest against „state terror“. He spent seven months in prison. The film shows Pyotr Pavlensky and his preoccupation with the liberty of the individual confronted by the power of the state.
Directed by: Irene Langeman
Edited by: Lena Rem
Director of Photography: Franz Koch, Maxim Tarasyugin, Nadeshda Naumova, Irene Langemann
Sound: Anna Zobova, Alexander Lemeshev, Tatyana Bulychova
Festivals and Awards:
Dok Leipzig 2016, Germany, ArtDokFest Moscow 2016, Russia (opening film), FIPA Biarritz 2017, France, DocPoint IDF Helsinki 2017, Finland, One World, HRFF Prague 2017, Czech Republic, Chiayi Art FF 2017, Taiwan, Art FIFA Montréal 2017, Canada