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26 July 19:00

Main Stage, New Holland Island

Give Me Liberty

Year: 2019

Director: Kirill Mikhanovsky

Country: USA

Duration: 119 min

Vic, a hapless young Russian American, drives a handicapped transport in Milwaukee where he shares an apartment with his grandfather. Already late on a day when street protests break out, Vic reluctantly agrees to ferry his grandfather and a dozen elderly Russians to a funeral, but they’re distressed when he stops first in a predominantly African American neighborhood to pick up Tracy, a black woman with ALS. On the verge of being fired, Vic’s day goes from bad to worse. Director will present the film. Free admission. 18+ The partner of the event is the US Embassy in Russia.
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фото Kirill Mikhanovsky

Kirill Mikhanovsky

Film director

Russian born Mikhanovsky’s first feature, the Brazilian SONHOS DE PEIXE (Fish Dreams) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (Critics’ Week) and received the Prix Regard Jeune. INHALE EXHALE screened at Amsterdam Documentary IFF, Clermont-Ferrand, and Khanty-Manjinsk, Russia (Special Jury Prize). Current projects are GIVE ME LIBERTY, Writer/Director; COMING TO YOU, Writer/Director (post-production); Koguashvili’s BRIGHTON FOUR, Assoc. Producer (post-production); and JIMMY SALVADOR, Director (pre-production). Mikhanovsky is a 2015 Film Independent Fast Track and Producer Lab and 2016 Brico Forward Grantee for GIVE ME LIBERTY.