In 2014 the V-A-C Foundation, owned by Leonid Mikhelson, the world’s richest Russian oligarch, acquired the abandoned Moscow power plant GES-2 with the aim of providing cultural energy for all the citizens. The ambitious project to transform the former power plant into a cultural centre was commissioned to architect Renzo Piano, who turned 20,000m2 of usable space into an immense multi-purpose community space with exhibition halls, library, cinema, café, workshops, study rooms… With privileged access to workers, builders, project supervisors and architects, the director offers us, with a large dose of humour, a close, choral and non-chronological portrait of the transformation of this great building into a cultural centre, which involved a major architectural challenge, many years of hard work and budget headaches.
Saturday, May 14 · 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. · Cinemes Girona · Room A
Sunday, May 15 · 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cinemes Girona · Room A ·
2021 · RUSSIAN, ENGLISH, TAYIKO, ITALIAN. OV with Spanish subs. – VOSE · COLOR · 77 MIN
DIRECTOR: NASTIA KORKIA
COUNTRIES: ITALY, RUSSIA
Nastia Korkia is a Russian filmmaker based in Moscow. Holding a BA in Philology from Moscow State University, she studied Film directing at the Moscow School of New Cinema with Bakur Bakuradze and Documentary filmmaking with Werner Herzog in Cuba. Her latest documentary film GES-2 premiered at the 78th Venice Film Festival in 2021. Her previous works have been screened at DOK Leipzig, True/False, Sheffield DocFest, Beat Film Festival, Metropolitan Museum, NY, among others.
DIRECTOR: Nastia Korkia
COUNTRIES: Italia, Rusia
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
78th Venice Film Festival
International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga