SAT 06 SEPT – ‘Vivan Las Antipodas’ (U)

In Collaboration with Orkney International Science Festival



Doors open 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start

£5/£3 under 16

Watch the trailer here:

What would be the shortest route between Entre Ros in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai? Simply a straight line through the center of the earth, since the two places are antipodes: they are located diametrically opposite to each other on the earth’s surface. During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. A beautiful, peaceful sunset in Entre Ros is contrasted with the bustling streets in rainy Shanghai. People who live in a wasteland are connected to people dwelling next to a volcano. Landscapes whose splendor touches the soul are juxtaposed with the clamor of a vast city. These antipodes seem mythically connected, somehow united by their oppositeness. Kossakovsky’s movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet. Vivan Las Antipodas! – Long Live The Antipodes!


Message to Man IDF St. Petersburg 2011 (Award for Best Full-Length Documentary)

True / False FF 2012 (True Vision Award)

Guadalajara IFF 2012 (Award for Best Iberoamerican Documentary)

Thessaloniki IDF 2012 (WWF Award for the Best Film in the Habitat Section )

Trento IFF 2012 (Golden Gentian – City of Trento Grand Prize in Int. Comp.)

Silverdocs IDF 2012 (Cinematic Vision Award)

VOICES2012 (Vologda Independent Cinema from European Screens)

Cervino CineMountain FF Aosta 2012 (Ecomountain Award)

Reykjavik IFF 2012 (Environment Award)

Yekaterinburg 2012 (Grand Prix)

German Camera Award 2012 in the category Documentary

Nominated for European Film Academy Documentary 2011 – Prix ARTE

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