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Elena is a student in Minsk, Belarus. She has a passionate but increasingly difficult relationship with her boyfriend Victor. When her father is arrested, she has to continue his illegal business. In order to make deals for him, she repeatedly has to drive into the ‚forbidden zone‘ of Chernobyl. She finds herself attracted by the zone’s deceptive beauty – but her life seems more and more contaminated by a destructive force…

 

German Theatrical Release in September 2021

https://www.dejavu-film.de/aktuelle-filme/1986/

QUOTES

‚Like a silent scream.‘ (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
‚Very strong narrative and pictures.‘ (Spielfilm.de)
‚This kind of moviemaking is the most important and most useful for us all.‘ (Edgar Reitz)
‚Minimalistic with virtuosity.‘ (Filmdienst)
‚Herzogs Film is realistic almost like a documentary and poetic at the same time.‘ (epd Film)
‚This impressionistic drama fascinates, without a chronological structure, with dreamlike pictures.‘ (Blickpunkt Film)
‚A film that haunts you and gets under your skin. It is a quiet masterpiece.‘ (Steve Kopian, unseenfilms.net)

PRESS LINKS

https://www.epd-film.de/filmkritiken/1986
https://www.filmdienst.de/film/details/593980/1986#kritik
https://www.spielfilm.de/filme/3008759/1986/kritik
https://www.jungewelt.de/artikel/409921.kino-immer-wieder-rauchend.html
https://www.kino-zeit.de/film-kritiken-trailer-streaming/1986-2019
https://eefb.org/perspectives/lothar-herzogs-1986-2019

1986 gives a deep insight in the mentality and psyche of Belarus. There are no false notes in this film.

Mikolai Lawreniuk
Listapad Minsk Festival Director

This kind of moviemaking is the most important and most useful for us all.

Edgar Reitz
Filmr Director

It is a film that haunts you and gets under your skin. It is a quiet masterpiece.

Steve Kopian
unseenfilms.net

Awards

*GOLD PRICE* for Best Directing at the International Film Festival Hof
*BEST FEATURE FILM* at Mosfilmfest in Moscow
*BEST CAMERA* for Philipp Baben der Erde at ‚Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award‘
* NO FEAR First Steps Award for Best Production *
* First Steps Award for Best Feature (Nomination) *
* Best Supporting Actor * for Evgeni Sangadzhiev at Loudoun Arts and film Festival
* Special Mention: Outstanding Breakout Performance * for Daria Mureeva at Loudoun Arts and Film Festival

Festivals

This way of moviemaking is the most useful and the most important for us all.

Edgar Reitz
Film Director

This impressionistic drama fascinates, without a chronological structure, with dreamlike pictures.

Heike Angermeier
Blickpunkt Film

Lothar Herzog has made a visually powerful first feature film with the kind of artistic singularity that makes the cinema d’auteur so attractive.

Bernhard Sinkel
Film Director, Jury Hof International Film Festival

1986 gives a deep insight in the mentality and psyche of Belarus. There are no false notes in this film.

Mikolai Lawreniuk
belta.by

More Critics and Interviews:

https://eefb.org/perspectives/lothar-herzogs-1986-2019/

http://www.unseenfilms.net/2020/01/1986-2019-slamdance-2020.html?fbclid=IwAR32wVmXYBWCvHkHtbUs2V419sElKs3R_UafFaYwcnavRrGQuYSfumrF988 

https://variety.com/2020/film/features/slamdance-film-festival-continues-to-elevate-emerging-talents-1203482148/

http://apostiladecinema.com.br/1986-lothar-herzog/?fbclid=IwAR2Nkj1E2kW1XWH_p5v4mbemNUXnHEgf45olSN3Mn7HoLEwlwfnpkjQFlVI

https://cenasdecinema.com/1986-filme/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et4sYAe7Hac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xST1wu-6WV8

https://beta.blickpunktfilm.de/details/445013?fbclid=IwAR1VpHie9Lb5y4aSslnc6U9a9Ki–Gr8k1nGmlIgDDkvzPEHDD_Fp8dIzj4

https://saltlakedirt.com/film/f/lothar-herzog-writer-director-of-1986

https://filmthreat.com/reviews/1986-movie/

http://jbspins.blogspot.com/2020/01/slamdance-20-1986.html

https://www.belta.by/comments/view/natsionalnyj-konkurs-listapada-bez-falshivyh-not-7074/?fbclid=IwAR04dVDA0caz_uFBcQeoY0lY33Y-8YvKiiVN-HsyIO8_6KwbXHVsRRNshlQ

https://minsknews.by/nemeczkij-rezhisser-lotar-herczog-o-semkah-v-sineokoj-menya-porazila-rabotosposobnost-belorusov/?fbclid=IwAR3wEUGuSFKhLKeU_r2Xccl3l6cXO8g5LvuFPdVb9ggLCPaTzchSCDM290Q

https://www.belta.by/comments/view/1986-belorusskaja-istorija-rasskazannaja-nebelorusom-7077/?fbclid=IwAR1r4fXmTy1hC0BOXh4UoW-pdcqxn4o3ij6Hz3ejr2lYUluyIW69wnyqQvk

https://schwingen.net/2019/i-vsjakij-budet-bojatsja-film-1986-lotara-hercoga/?fbclid=IwAR3RycW9-9H0CzFv7C2j2PPjjJnzUZSAHAwTFourESDcCdkWI05sX-rDwYk

ROHFILM PRODUCTIONS present 1986 in coproduction with DFFB and WDR in cooperation with ARTE coproducer  LOTHAR HERZOG with  DARIA MUREEVA  EVGENI SANGADZHIEV  ALEKSEI FILIMONOV  HELGA FILIPPOVA  VITALI KOTOVITSKI  VJACHESLAV SHAKALIDO  ALEKSEI KRAVCHENKO  director of photography PHILIPP BABEN DER ERDE art director KIRILL GALITSKI costume ALJONA ROMANOVA make-up TANYA NAGEL-TCHERNOVA  assistant director STANISLAV DANYLYSHYN  sound JOHANNES KASCHEK editor STEFANIE KOSIK LOTHAR HERZOG HERZOG sound design NIKLAS KAMMERTÖNS  TAREK SOLTANI sound mix  JAN PASEMANN color correction JAN HARTMANN music FABIAN SAUL  RAFAEL TRIEBEL production manager ROMANA JANIK  commissioning editor  ANDREA HANKE  GEORG STEINERT  BIRGIT KÄMPER producer BENNY DRECHSEL screenplay and director LOTHAR HERZOG. 77min. 2019/2020.

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