directed by Andrej Grjazev. Russia, 2012 (100 min.) - original version with Italian subtitles
Introduced by Andrea Pipino (Internazionale).
Voina (War), a collective of Russian artists, is the most interesting and provocational phenomenon in contemporary Russian art today. Its founders, Vor and Koza, live a clandestine existence together with their child aged one and a half. Their artistic performances denounce the police state in Russia and provoke the Kremlin with a powerful combination of irreverence, intelligence and effectiveness. Abroad the group's work has won the hearts of critics and gallery owners, but in Russia they are the victims of tough repression, risking incarceration, which is why they have become the symbol of resistance to Vladimir Putin's government. It is difficult to remain indifferent to their inventiveness or to the courage with which they live hand-to-mouth on a day-to-day basis in the hope of changing the situation in their country.