Victor Kossakovsky
¡VIVAN LAS ANTÍPODAS!
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¡VIVAN LAS ANTÍPODAS!

¡VIVAN LAS ANTÍPODAS!

Victor Kossakovsky

2011
104 min.
Germany, Argentina, Netherlands and Chile
Spanish, Russian and English
Subtitles: Spanish and Catalan

What would be the shortest route between the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai and Entre Ríos, in Argentina? A straight line through the center of the Earth.

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Direction
Victor Kossakovsky
Sound
Guido Beremblum
Distribution
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Music
Alexander Popov
Photography
Victor Kossakovsky
Editing
Victor Kossakovsky
Synopsis

What would be the shortest route between the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai and Entre Ríos, in Argentina? A simple straight line through the center of the Earth.

Renowned director Victor Kossakovsky chooses four points on the planet and looks for its exact geographic antipode. In this unprecedented journey, Kossakovsky captures images that literally turn our view of the world upside down and reveal almost mythical connections between each pair of antipodes, building plane by plane, a fascinating kaleidoscope of the planet we live on.

About the direction
Victor Kossakovsky

Victor Kossakovsky

Director

Victor Kossakovsky is an innovative documentary filmmaker whose films have been honored with more th...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2012
DocsBarcelona Festival
Edició 2012
2012
Docs del Mes · November
Edició 2012

Awards and festivals

DocsBarcelona. Honorable Mention.
Spain, 2012
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara. Best iberoamerican documentary.
Mexico, 2012
Sant Petersburg International Film Festival Message to Man. Best documentary.
Russia, 2011
Festival Internacional de Cinema de Venècia. Opening film
Italy, 2011
IDFA
Holand, 2011
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Reviews

The film tackles the subject in an entertaining way and Kossakovsky makes innovative use of the camera, the earth turning in front of us.

— DOCMA

Kossakovsky discovers eight geographically opposite but sometimes singularly similar places, in an original, quiet and beautiful film.

— La Nación

An ambitious film. Strongly suggestive moments, in which the cinematic delicacy predominates.

— Miguel Frías, Diario Clarín
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