Natalia Gorbanevskaya: “I Am Not A Hero”

Russia, 2017, 54 min.

Director

Kirill Sakharnov,
Ksenia Sakharnova

Producer

Ksenia Sakharnova

Scenario

Ksenia Sakharnova

Rights Holder

SugarDocs

DOP

Kirill Sakharnov, Oleg Mamonov

Production

SugarDocs

On August 25, 1968 the poet Natalia Gorbanevskaya’s actions changed her life: carrying her three-month-old son, she, with seven like-minded people, protested against the Soviet-led intervention of Czechoslovakia at the Red Square in Moscow. The cost of this action was the imprisonment. Later, she emigrated from the Soviet Union. Gorbanevskaya – the legend of the dissident movement – was often called a “hero”. She objected: “I’m not a hero; I’m just an ordinary person”. The authors of the film have been interviewing their character for several years. As a result they have created a real portrait of Natalia Gorbanevskaya – a Poet, and a Citizen.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Kirill Sakharnov - 1

Kirill Sakharnov

Born in 1978 in Moscow, Russia. In 2000, graduated from the History Department of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, in 2007 – from the Directing Department of VGIK. In 2012, together with his wife and co-author Ksenia Sakharnova, founded the SugarDocs company specialized in production of independent documentaries.

Selected filmography

2016 Natalia Gorbanevskaya: “I Am Not A Hero”

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Ksenia Sakharnova

Born in 1981 in Warsaw, Poland. In 2006, graduated from the Film Studies Department of VGIK. Producer and co-author of films created together with her husband Kirill Sakharnov. Programmer of Esperanza IFF since 2015.

Selected filmography

2017 Natalia Gorbanevskaya: “I Am Not A Hero”

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