THE NAKED OF SAINT PETERSBURG

– a film by Ada Bligaard Søby.

Year: 2010. Duration: 23 min.

 

It is winter in St Petersburg, Russia, and the streets of the former capital are teeming. Half naked sunbathers stand in the snow; fledgling dancers watched by throngs of teens are an explosion of underground fashion; a therapist who cannot afford an office sees clients in his car; immigrant street cleaners wander estates in orange vests, hoping they won’t be mistaken for terrorists. St Petersburg makes do with what it has.

 

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CREDITS

Director: Ada Bligaard Søby

Producer: Lise Saxtrup

Scriptwriter: Ada Bligaard Søby

Cinematographers: Max Efros and Ada Bligaard Søby

Editor: Nanna Frank Møller

 

Produced with support from The Danish Film Institute, New Danish Screen, DR and TV2.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Denmark in 1975. Moved to New York at age twenty to study at School of Visual Arts, but ended up waitressing in nightclubs instead. Later she assisted fashion photographer Terry Richardson around the time when he was making the ‘Terryworld’ book, and made motorcycle trips around the US with her camera and boyfriend. Has been a member of the Copenhagen based filmmaker collective Super 16, and is a self-taught filmmaker and photographer. Has shot documentaries for Nordic and International broadcasters in the US, China, Russia, Singapore, Finland, Germany and England, and has received several working grants from The Danish State Arts Foundation.

PRESS KIT

FESTIVAL SHEET – THE NAKED OF SKT PETERSBOURG

FESTIVALS / PRIZES

THE NAKED OF SAINT PETERSBURG was screened at the following festivals:

Sheffield Doc/Fest (2010), CPH:DOX (2010), Play-Doc (2011), Sofia International Film Festival (2011) og Hot Docs (2011). The film won DANISH:DOX AWARD in 2010.

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