Vitaly Mansky

Ohjaaja Vitaly Manski. Kuva: Tuomas SarparantaVitaly Mansky is a Russian filmmaker, screenwriter and the director of Moscowian film festival Artdocfest, born in Ukraine in 1963. Mansky was planning to make fiction movies when he studied at the Moscow Film School, but soon decided that people needed to know the truth about their tragic history and complex present, and started to work on documentaries instead. Mansky’s work consists from over 30 pieces. Last year DocPoint screened his film Pipeline (2013). The film follows the course of the Trans-Siberian gas pipeline through perceptive scenes from everyday life.

This year DocPoint is screening his older film Lenin’s Body (1992) as a part of Apollo series. Apollo series consists of films chosen by this year’s Apollo award winner Reijo Nikkilä.

Photo: Tuomas Sarparanta

Vitaly Mansky in Helsinki 27th – 29th January.

Selected Filmography:
Pipeline 2013
Gagarin’s Pioneers (Our Motherland) 2006
Anatomy of t.A.T.u. 2003
Etyudy O Lyubvi (1994)
Srezki Ocherednoy Voyny (1993)
Yevreyskoe Schaste (1991)