Karlovy Vary IFF, Czech Republic, 2013 – Best Documentary Film over 30 Minutes
Open Russian FF Kinotavr Sochi, Russia, 2013 – Best Director Award and Prize of the Guild of the Film Critics and Film Scholars “White Elephant”
Dok Leipzig, Germania 2013 – MDR Film Prize for an Excellent Eastern European Documentary Film
Hit Docs Toronto, Canada, 2013 – Official Selection
PIPELINE is a film about modern Europe, about two of its edges, or to put it more precisely – two of its extremes. This is a film about Europe, which spans from the barren land of eternal winters of Siberia to the complaisant Bay of Biscay, where even the laws of nature form fundamentally different paradigms of human existence.
What can possibly connect such ostensibly different lives? Tangibly, it does so through the pipeline “Western Siberia – Western Europe”. The pipeline has, however, not only connected but also inextricably verged “this” Russia with “that” Europe.
Vitaly Mansky was born in Lvov, Ukraine, but went to film school in Russia. He founded Artdocfest Documentary Film Festival in Moskow.