BORZENKO: RING BEHIND BARB WIRE BORZENKO: RING ZA KOLYUCHEI PROVOLOKOI
The story of Andrei Borzenko, a Soviet boxer who passed through the Buchenwald concentration camp, is a real-life confirmation that the fortitude of the human spirit can work wonders. Borzenko conducted more than 80 bouts and was never defeated, even though he had to exist in horrible conditions that were practically incompatible with life. The film shows the resilience and patriotism of Soviet people during the World War II. The documentary film includes scenes from the life of the characters, played out by the actors as a reconstruction of real events and supplemented with stories told by relatives and friends of the main character.
4 October 18:45, Saturn IMAX #1
BURNING ICE BIĪĪNG SHÀNG SHÍKÈ
Ice hockey has been gradually becoming professional in China since the moment Beijing got the right to organize the 2022 Winter Olympics. Qu Ruichen, Qu Lifan, and Zhai Zinan are three nine-year-old strikers for a Beijing junior ice hockey team. While they are doing their best on the court, their parents have to face the alternative: should they support their children and help them to become professional or should they force them to forget their dreams?
2 October 16:15, Saturn IMAX #2
Filled with good stories, daring adventures, funny incidents and sad realizations, but most importantly – saturated with the feeling of unity – the film will relate the story of the birth of the Hip-Hop culture in the Republic of Ossetia (Russia).
4 October 20:00, Saturn IMAX #1
In a village untouched by the passage of time, isolated to the point of not being marked on the map of Russia, Sysoy passes on the tradition of Byzantine chant to his son Ivan. Their hermitic family life is filled with concern for food and a rigorous spiritual practice, which seems to be aimed at preparing the teenager for the only right path in life.
5 October 18:30, Saturn IMAX #2
The protagonist of the film is Vladimir Haffkine, the creator of the vaccine against plague and cholera. In 1892, Anton Chekhov called him “the most unknown man in Russia”. In India, where the scientist saved lives of more than 33 million people, he was called Mahatma, that means “great soul”. The action of the film about the difficult path of the bacteriologist takes place in Russia, Ukraine, France, England, India.
4 October 17:00, Saturn IMAX #1
MOTHER WILL ARRIVE MAA TOH ASHBEI
In 2020, the Corona virus induced pandemic hit small businesses brutally around the world and the idol makers of Kolkata too faced its brunt. An extraordinary community of Indian artists known for their craftsmanship globally, these artisans were at home, feeling hopeless. As they waited for a few orders to trickle in, life stood still and yet cost them time, money and patience. Slowly, the idol of the Mother goddess took shape, as did their hope. This is their story.
3 October 16:30, Saturn IMAX #1
SINGING ON THE ROOFTOP CANTANDO EN LAS AZOTEAS
Gilda Love / Eduardo (85), the last drag queen in the Chinese neighbourhood in Barcelona, struggles to get by on his miserable pension while attempting to continue performing on stage. His priorities are altered by the arrival of Chloe (2) and her mother Hanna (25) in his life, giving him the opportunity to form the family that he never had.
2 October 17:45, Saturn IMAX #1
Alexander and Ivan are sound engineers; a rattling train took them to Transbaikalia. They thought that this would be another expedition, that they would record the necessary surrounding sounds and, having done their job, would return home. Their main goal was to record in the Marble Gorge, a rotting camp hidden deep in the mountains, a fragment of the Gulag. But what they heard and recorded was not at all what they expected. Everything around them that had seemed inanimate, gone, suddenly began to acquire its own voice.
3 October 18:00, Saturn IMAX #1