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    Alexander Kuznetsov
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    Alexander Kuznetsov
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    Alexander Kalachnikov
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    Alexander Abaturov
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    Petit à Petit Production
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    Selected at : DokLeipzig (Germany) / IDFA (Amsterdam) Idfa - Awarded at : Visions du Réel (Switserland) / Nancy film festival (France) / Camden (USA) / FIDBA (Argentina)

a documentary film by Alexander Kuznetsov.


Yulia and Katia are both interned in a Siberian psychiatric hospital. At 18 years old, they were deprived of their civil rights and transferred in a “madhouse” ruled by an internal regulation. On the basis of a recent law, the director of the hospital tries to help them to escape this internment. Step by step, I follow this tangled path: forensic expert assessment, court ruling. What will happen to Yulia and Katia ? I don’t know it yet, but as I stay on their side, I want to believe that a solution exists even for the most desperate situation. And that, eventually, that solution leads to freedom.


Alexander Kuznetsov’s work as a photographer was published in many magazines and exhibited in Russia (Russian Museum Of Saint Petersburg), Norway, France, the U.S.A. and Germany. He directed his first documentary in 2010. “Territory of Love” was screened in France, at Lussas’ “Etats Généraux du Documentaire” and at the Honfleur Russian Cinema Festival, as well as in Russia (Artdocfest Festival, Moscow). In 2014, he finished his second movie, Territory of Freedom.