Der Patriot

A Film by Katja Fedulova

Synopsis

THE PATRIOT
At the age of 21, Vasily Vlasov became the youngest parliamentarian in the Russian Duma. Given his abundant confidence and self-assured manner, he could have been a refreshing new voice. But Vasily is the assistant and protégé of the ultra-nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky. Strikingly, his deeply conservative party LDPR, which is viewed by some as fascistic, is particularly popular among young people. To a slick Russian rock ‘n’ roll song, Vasily walks us through the political theatre staged in Moscow during the presidential election in 2018: meetings with his supporters, campaigning out on the street, and conducting “quality control” on an outdoor market trader—calling to mind events in 1930s Germany. Vasily’s ambition to play his role right is as dangerous as it is comical.

Director

  • Picture of Katja Fedulova © Katja Fedulova

    Katja Fedulova

    Katja Fedulova was born in Leningrad, USSR in 1975. In 1993 Katja went to Germany and started her studies at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel. She earned her degree there in 2000 and moved to Berlin. She started her studies in cinematography in 2001 at the German Academy for Film and Television Berlin (dffb) Her award-winning graduation documentary "Ladies of Fortune" receives nationwide theatrical release in 2012.  

Awards + Festivals

  • 42th DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE (Official Selection, Duisburg, Germany) November 5, 2018
  • 31st IDFA - INT'L DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM (Frontline, Amsterdam, Netherlands) November 14, 2018
  • *BEST MESSAGE AWARD*
    2nd GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 23, 2019
  • 8th DOKER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Moscow, Russia)April 3, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Katja Fedulova
Screenplay
Katja Fedulova, Calle Overweg
Producer
Katja Fedulova
Director of Photography
Sergei Amirdzhanov
Sound
Elena Pertosyan
Editor
Calle Overweg
Sound Design
Titus Maderlechner
Music
Lena Orsa

Cast

himself
Vassily Vlassow
herself
Ekaterina Gromkyo
himself
Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Details

Running Time
30:00 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & SALES

Katja Fedulova
Alte Frachtstasse 13
29413 Diesdorf, Germany

+49 (0)174 931 53 17
+49 (0)3902 9392228

fedulova.films@gmail.com
http://katja-fedulova.com/