Life along the pipeline, through which flows half of the budget of Russia.
PIPELINE is a film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes. This is a film about Europe, which spans from the barren land of eternal winters of Siberia to the complaisant Bay of Biscay, where even the laws of nature form fundamentally different paradigms of human existence. What can possibly connect such ostensibly different lives? Tangibly, it does so through the pipeline "Western Siberia – Western Europe". The pipeline has, however, not only connected but also inextricably verged "this" Russia with "that" Europe.
Author and director: Vitaly Mansky
DoP: Alexandra Ivanova
Sound: Dmitry Nazarov
Editor: Pavel Mendel- Ponamarev
Commissioning editor: Petr Kubica (Czech Television)
Producers: Natalia Manskaya (Vertov. Real Cinema)
Vit Klusak and Filip Remunda (Hypermarket Film)
Simone Baumann (Saxonia Entertainment)
World Sales: Deckert Distribution
Festivals and Awards: Open Russian FF Kinotavr Sochi 2013, Russia (Prize for Best Direction and Prize of the Guild of Film Critics and Film Scholars “White Elephant”)
Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long
Karlovy Vary IFF 2013, Chech Republic
Production: Vertov.Real Cinema, Czech Television, Hypermarket Film and Saxonia Entertainment
supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung MDM, and Czech State Cinematography Fond