What would be the shortest route between Entre Ríos in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are antipodes: they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the earth’s surface.
During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. A beautiful, peaceful sunset in Entre Ríos is contrasted with the bustling streets in rainy Shanghai. People who live in a wasteland are connected to people dwelling next to a volcano. Landscapes whose splendor touches the soul are juxtaposed with the clamor of a vast city. These antipodes seem mythically connected, somehow united by their oppositeness.
Kossakovsky’s movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet.
VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! – Long Live The Antipodes!
|Festival and awards|
|Date||Festival||Form of participation||Award|
|Message to Man IDF St. Petersburg 2011||Competition||Award for Best Full-Length Documentary|
|Venice IFF 2011||Second opening film|
|Mar del Plata IFF 2011||opening film|
|True / False FF 2012||True Vision Award|
|Guadalajara IFF 2012||Award for Best Iberoamerican Documentary|
|Thessaloniki IDF 2012||WWF Award for the Best Film in the Habitat Section|
|Trento IFF 2012||Golden Gentian – City of Trento Grand Prize in Int. Comp.|
|Silverdocs (AFI DOCS) IDF 2012||Cinematic Vision Award|
|Cervino CineMountain FF Aosta 2012||Ecomountain Award|
|Reykjavik IFF 2012||Environment Award|
|Open Documentary Festival ROSSIJA Yekaterinburg 2012||Grand Prix|
|European Film Academy Documentary 2011 – Prix ARTE||Nomination|
|German Camera Award 2012||Best Documentary|
|DOK Leipzig 2011, Bergen IFF 2011, Doha Tribeca FF 2011, IDFA 2011
Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2012, DocsBarcelona 2012, Documentary Fortnightm, Museum of Modern Art New York 2012, Festival Internacional de Cine de, Cartagena de Indias 2012, ZagrebDox 2012, SXSW IFF Austin 2012, Sofia IFF 2012, Vilnius IFF 2012, Play-Doc IFF Tui 2012, Eurodok IDF Oslo 2012, Ljubljana Doc FF 2012, It's All True IDF Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro 2012, San Francisco IFF 2012, Visions du Réel Nyon 2012, Houston Latin Wave FF 2012, IndieLisboa IFF 2012, Hot Docs Toronto 2012, DOXA Vancouver 2012, Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2012, Sydney IFF 2012, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012, Edinburgh IFF 2012, Moscow IFF 2012, Pärnu IDF 2012
VOICES (Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens) 2012, Dokufest Prizren 2012, New Zealand IFF 2012, Durban IFF 2012, Melbourne IFF 2012, EIDF Seoul 2012, Les États généraux du Film Documentaire Lussas 2012, MEETINGS IN SIBERIA Novosibirsk 2012, Vilnius IDF 2012, Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine 2012, Flahertiana Perm 2012, Hawaii IFF 2012, Taiwan IDF 2012, Jihlava IDF 2012, RIDM Montréal 2012, Bratislava IFF 2012, IDFA Amsterdam 2012, Dublin IFF 2013
ZagrebDox IDF 2013, San Diego Latino FF 2013, Thessaloniki IDF 2013, Panama IFF 2013, Skopje FF 2013