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Holidays

Directed by Antoine Cattin
2022
Switzerland
87 minutes
All Ages
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St. Petersburg is viewed through the prism of Russia’s numerous public holidays in a cinematic, comedic and conflicting kaleidoscope from Swiss filmmaker Antoine Cattin.
New Year’s Day, Defender of the Fatherland Day, Women’s Day... Russia is one of the countries with the most national holidays in the world. Cattin (a former assistant director to Sergei Loznitsa) introduces us to four ordinary St. Petersburg residents: a struggling Kazakh migrant (Djous); a xenophobic trolley-bus driver (Dina); a tough-as-old boots housing manager (Anna), and an entrepreneurial urban climber (Nikita). The foursome shot parts of the film themselves and the result is vibrant portrait of a city and its people, exposing divisions and differences, at a time when the Kremlin’s authoritarian stranglehold is ever tightening.
Cattin believes that his outsider-insider film – which is in every way about the heavy hand of the Russian state on the domestic front, throwing bright parades and cracking down on those who turn out to watch – might ring all the more relevant today.
Ben Croll, Variety

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Mon 13 Jun
2:45pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Sun 19 Jun
4pm
Palace Central Cinemas
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
Jours de fête
Year
2022
Classification
All Ages
Country
Switzerland
Language
In Russian with English subtitles
Director
Antoine Cattin
Producer
Elena Hill, Steven Artels
Cinematographer
Antoine Cattin, Konstantin Selin, Ruslan Guzov, Djous Kamiev, Nikita Agapov, Dina Garina
Editor
Antoine Cattin
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Politics & Economics
Company Credits
Production Company: Les Films Hors-Champ
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