Laura Sisteró | Spain, France 2022 | 70 Min. | Russian with Engl. subtitles

TUESDAY, 09.05. | 5pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS

© Laura Sisteró

In the 1970s, the city of Tolyatti with its huge Lada car factory was once the symbol of socialist pride and Soviet progress. Today, the factories stand idle, and Tolyatti transformed into one of Russia’s poorest cities. To escape everyday life and the lack of prospect, young people entertain themselves with nighttime races in their iconic, patched-up Ladas and Drifting sessions on the frozen Volga tributaries.

Filmmaker Laura Sistero accompanies Slava, Misha, and Lera in the year in which they have to confront adulthood for the first time, staging with audiovisual dynamism a place where the future seems to be a dystopia.

Director: Laura Sisteró
Camera: Artur-Pol Camprubí
Editing: Alissa Doubrovitskaia, Ariadna Ribas, Laura Sisteró
Music: Josep Comas
Sound: Gerard Tàrrega Amorós, Jordi Ribas
Production: Bernat Manzano, Miguel Ángel Blanca

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Premi Panorama / Best National Documentary – DocsValència 2022
Silver Horn – Krakow International Film Festival
Main Award Feature Length Competition – Budapest International Documentary Film Festival
Prix José-María Berzosa du Meilleur Documentaire – Cinespaña Toulouse
Special Mention TeenDox Programme – ZagrebDox (Zagreb – Croatia)
Mención especial del jurado – Docs MX
Best Up & Coming Film – This Human World International Human Rights Festival (Vienna – Austria)
Artistic Vision Award – Big Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, Montana – USA)
Best Film International Competition – 18 Mostra Internacional do Cinema Etnográfico (Santiago de Compostela – Spain)
XV Premis Gaudí – Nominació millor pel·lícula documental
XV Premis Gaudí – Nominació millor direcció novella
Best Pitch – XIII Foro Lau Haizetara
Premio Cine y Tele 2021 – Málaga Work In Progress

Visions du Réel – Grand Angle (Nyon – Switzerland)
Hot Docs Festival – World Showcase (Toronto – Canada)
25 Festival de Málaga (Málaga – Spain)
Krakow International Film Festival – Documentary Competition (Krakow – Poland)
DocsBarcelona – Latituds (Barcelona – Spain)
EnergaCamerimage – Documentary Competition(Torún – Poland)
Documenta Madrid – Competición Nacional (Madrid – Spain)
Docs València – Panorama (València – Spain)
52 Giffoni Film Festival – GEx Doc Competition (Giffoni – Italy)
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival – Newcomers Competition (Skopje – Macedonia)
Cinespaña – Official Competition Documentary (Toulouse – France)
Docs MX – Global Docs (Mexico DF – Mexico)
RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival – Panorama Competition (Montreal – Canada)
Budapest International Documentary Film Festival
Corsica.Doc – Competition Noveaux Talents (Corsica)
Festival Image de Ville (Aix-En-Provence – France)
This Human World International Human Rights Festival – New Work Realities (Vienna – Austria)
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – World Focus (Missoula, Montana – USA)
ZagrebDox International Documentary Festival (Zagreb – Croatia)
Film Festival Cottbus (Cottbus – Germany)

Laura Sisteró was born in Barcelona in 1986. In 2008 she obtained a degree of Audiovisual Production at EMAV. In 2012 she obtained a bachelor’s degree in film at the ESCAC school in Barcelona, specializing in documentary direction. She currently combines her work as a photographer, advertising and television director, with more personal fiction and documentary film projects. “Tolyatti Adrift” is her first feature-length documentary.