documentary, Germany, Poland, 76′
dir: Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski
The guest of the presentation will be Wojciech Górecki – journalist, reporter, expert of Centre for Eastern Studies.
In Abkhazia, a war-torn country close to Crimea-Ukraine, patriotism runs rather deep. Perched on the shores of the Black Sea, the unrecognized splinter state used to be a beach getaway for lucky Soviets, but palatial hotels now sit in post-communist ruin. For Abkhazian Sports Minister Rafael, however, everything’s looking up. He’s hopeful that the mysterious Domino World Championship he’s organizing will finally put his beloved motherland on the world’s radar. Madly in love, he’s willing to overlook that his dear wife is a foreigner. A proud Russian opera singer, Natasha gave up her home and custody of her Russian daughter to take a chance on a new life. But when locals won’t warm to her and troubles cloud Rafael’s “sports” event, their bright future and even national pride start to wobble. From the Oscar nominated team of “Rabbit à la Berlin” comes a visually stunning Black Sea black comedy – giving us a profound look at life under Russia’s spell. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Domino-Effect)
Wojciech Górecki – journalist, reporter, expert of Centre for Eastern Studies, author of Tryptyk Kaukaski: Planeta Kaukaz (2002), Toast za przodków (2010) and Abchazja (2013).
„Domino effect” nominated as Best Documentary Film for Polish Film Awardes „ORŁY 2015”. The laureat of thee awards of Film Festival in Kraków. Its got several awardes and distincions all over the world, among other: Dok.Leipzig Festival, DokuFest in Prisztin, Visions du Réel in Switzerland.