About the film director Vitaly Manskiy
Born December 2, 1963 in Lvov, Ukraine.
Graduated from All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). His first film appeared in 1989, and since then he has made more than 30 films. Selected filmography:
Lenin's Body (1992);
Private Chronicles: Monologue (1999);
Putin. The Leap Year (2001);
Broadway. Black Sea (2002);
TATU's Anatomy (2003);
Our Motherland (2005);
Sunrise/Sunset: Dalai Lama XIV (2008);
Patria o muerte (2011).
His works were presented at more than 400 international film festivals (e.g., Cannes, San Sebastian, Rotterdam, Berlin, Amsterdam, Moscow, Oberhausen, San Francisco, Locarno, Munich, etc.).
He has received over 50 festival awards, including Silver Dove at DOK Leipzig, Best Directing Award at Locarno IFF, Prix Court Metrage Visions du réel Nyon, Golden Spire at San Francisco FF, IDFA Amsterdam, and others.
Vitaly Manskiy is also the founder and director of the documentary festival Artdokfest.