Pripyat

A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

A 1999, Dolby A Stereo, 35mm, 1:1,85, 100 Min., Russian, Ukrainian with subtitles

Synopsis

After the catastrophe in 1986, a 30-km restricted zone was erected around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and 116,000 persons were evacuated from this area.

PRIPYAT is a portrait of the people who still live and work there, and of those who have moved back. What is life like for these people, a life with the invisible and incomprehensible danger of radioactivity? How do they deal with the aftereffects of an accident which is claimed to be statistically improbable? Four protagonists tell their stories and provide a look at everyday life in “their“ zone.

Credits

Director, Photography:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Script:

Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Sound:

Alexej Salow

 

Editor, Dramaturgy:

Wolfgang Widerhofer

 

Production Manager:

Ivette Löcker

 

Producer:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

 

Production:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

 

with support of:

Austrian Film Institute

ORF

 

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Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.

© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Awards

International Documentary Award Istanbul
International Documentary Award
Istanbul (2001)
European Documentary Nominee
(1999)
Grand Prix Odivelas
Grand Prix
Odivelas (1999)
diagonale
Grand Prix
Diagonale (1999)
Grand Prix
Munich (1999)
Prix de la Jury, Audience Prize
Nyon (1999)
Prix international de la SCAM
Prix International de la SCAM
Paris (1999)

Festivals

Istanbul (2001)
Göteborg (2000)
Lussas (2000)
Munich (1999)
Valladolid (1999)
Odivelas (1999)
Berlin (1999)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (1999)
Paris (1999)
Nyon (1999)
a.o. (...)

with support of

Filminstitut_WS
orf

Production

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