After the 4 hours flying from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk, where is the next airport to Kansk, with time delay, wodka and whiskey in veins we were invited for an interview in a branch of radio station Echo of Moscow in Krasnoyarsk. It has the same frequency as our radio station in Weimar so I felt homelike there. The interview took one hour and most of the time I was sitting there just beeing the guest from germany. But I was totally fine with that part. They had deep and interessting discussions about commercial cinema and about what they call parallel cinema. I was asking myself where in germany is that much time to talk(!) about film art? I think not in radio and neither in TV. On the other side I was surprised about the critical ond open speech of everybody. For me it felt as free as in Germany (that says nothing about the freedom of speach in Germany).
In that minute they talk about Pavlyuk Konovalchik from Belarus, who made the film "Goodbye, Batska!" inspired by the german film "Goodbye, Lenin!". His short film is a political satire about the belarus propaganda. Now he is arrested. His film was not only shown at the Kansk Video Festival to a broad audience, they also dedicated the festival to him.
Part of a series of "Minutes in Russia" (MIR). Every film is a snippet of one-minute-short "reality". One take, one minute.