Bertha DocHouse is pleased to be a venue for Open City Documentary Festival again in 2017.
This year, we host a masterclass with acclaimed Russian director Vitaly Mansky, also showing two of his early films as part of the festival's restrospective.
We also have special screenings of British filmmaker Tomas Leach's latest, The Lure, and the stunning A Moon of Nickel and Ice, set in Siberia and directed by François Jacob. Both Tomas Leach and François Jacob will be joining us for Q&As at their respective screenings.
Wednesday 6th Sept, 6.30pm: Vitaly Mansky Masterclass
Wednesday 6th Sept, 8.30pm: Vitaly Mansky retrospective: Private Chronicles. Monologue
Saturday 9th Sept, 4.00pm: Vitaly Mansky retrospective: Gagarin's Pioneers
Sunday 10th Sept, 3.00pm: A Moon of Nickel and Ice + director Q&A
Exploring the collective life of the generation born as Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, Mansky worked with over 5000 hours of home movies to create this unique chronicle of everyday life in the Soviet Union.
With the astonishing New Mexican Rocky Mountains as backdrop, we meet Forrest Fenn - an eccentric Air Force veteran and art dealer who decided to hide a treasure worth $3 million - and a series of fanatic treasure hunters lured in to the American West with the goal of decoding Fenn’s cryptic instructions.
Vitaly Mansky embarks on a journey to track down his old school friends and fellow Young Pioneers with whom, as a child growing up in Lvov, Ukraine, he pledged allegiance to the Soviet motherland and the principles of communism.
The mining town of Norilsk sits in the heart of the Siberian Arctic, huddled behind its wind walls and bathed in the billowing smoke and sulphur of its mills and factories. Originally built by Gulag prisoners under Stalin...