Kunashir directed by Vladimir Kozlov will be presented at the ArtDocFest 2021 in the Competition program.
Kunashir, one of the main islands of the Kuril Archipelago, situated 16 kilometres from Japan, was occupied by the Soviet army in 1945. A year later, after a short period of cohabitation, 17000 Japanese and Ainus who were living in the Kurils and in Sakhalin were deported to the island of Hokkaido. Since that time Japan has demanded the return of the Kuril Islands. A peace treaty between the two countries has not been signed to date.
4th Apr 2021 — 7:30 pm | Moscow, Cinema Oktyabr
5th Apr 2021 — 1 pm | Moscow, Cinema Oktyabr
The first Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest was held in Moscow in 2007 in the Khudozhestvenny cinema. It was organized by the direction of the non-fiction films National Award Laurel Branch (ANO Laurel Award) and Vitaly Mansky, who led the review. The festival was created to support and promote films which participated in the nominations for Best Authorial Documentary and Best Debut of the exclusive professional competition Laurel Branch.