Katja Fedulova | Russia, Germany 2018 | 27 Min. | OmeU
With only 21 years of age, Waddili Wlasow becomes youngest parliamentarian who was voted into the Russian Duma. Thanks to his extra self-confidence he could become ultra-right party LDRPs new hope. Wlasows deeply patriarchal way of thinking that is supported by his own mother, has big resonance in the general public. Although he receives help and support from his girlfriend and her political movement, his opinion is still that women shouldn’t do politics at all.
The Patriot reveals the everyday life and work of a young far-right politician and his views and gials in a political setting where women have almost nothing to say.
Director: Katja Fedulova
Camera and Sound: Sergei Amirdzhanov, Elena Pertosyan
Editing: Calle Overweg
Producer: Fedulova films, Katja Fedulova
8th DOKER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Moscow, Russia); 3rd SOUTHERN CONE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FICCSUR (Official Selection, Valparaiso, Chile); 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong); 6th MELGAÇO INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Melgaço, Viana do Castelo, Portugal); 10th MAKEDOX FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Skopje, Macedonia); 24th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, London, UK); 13th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Starnberg, Seefeld, Gauting, Germany); 12th FILMZEIT KAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Kaufbeuren, Germany); 17th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short/Documentary Film Competition, Tirana, Albania); 5th BANGKOKTHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangkok, Thailand);13th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL PRVI KADAR/FIRST FRAME (Official Selection, Zvornik, East Sarajevo); 11th ARTDOKFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia); 19th WATCH DOCS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland); 23rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIŻENIA (Official Selection, Jelenia Góra, Poland)
Katja Fedulova was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1975. In 1993 Katja went to Germany and started her studies at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. She earned her degree there in 2000 and moved to Berlin. She started her studies in cinematography in 2001 at the German Academy for Film and Television Berlin (dffb) Her award-winning graduation documentary “Ladies of Fortune” receives nationwide theatrical release in 2012.