Source: Screen Daily
After his illuminating examination of life in North Korea in “Under The Sun,” Ukrainian director Vitaly Mansky returns closer to home with “Putin’s Witnesses,” an extraordinarily revealing portrait of Vladimir Putin’s ascension to power at the turn of the century.
Utilizing footage shot by Mansky when he was head of documentary for state television, the film delivers what seems almost impossibly close access to Putin, his colleagues, and outgoing president Boris Yeltsin.
With a world premiere in Karlovy Vary’s documentary competition in the Czech Republic, “Putin’s Witnesses” seems assured of interest from distributors across Europe and beyond, not only due to the relative success of Mansky’s previous film but also to its timely examination of one the world’s most controversial figures.
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