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Putin's Mama

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Year of participation 2005
Program Non-competition Programs

Putin's Mama
Producer(s) Pieter Van Huystee
Director(s) Ineke Smits
Script Ineke Smits
Director of Photography Georgi Beridze, Gia Gersamia
Music by Gia Tsintsadze
Edit Menno Boerema
 

Synopsis

Not much in Vera Putina’s 77 year existence distinguishes her from all other Russian women who were raised and grew old in the Soviet Union. Then, in 1999, she recognized in Vladimir Putin the son she thought was lost forever. Did the son whom Vera thought was lost, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, really become the President of Russia? Vera no longer asks this question: for her it is undoubtedly true. She is not alone in her thinking. Her daughters and the other inhabitants of the Georgian village of Metechi are equally sure that the ten-year old boy who disappeared long ago, is indeed Russia’s leader.

Awards
Winner, Best Documentary Award, National Spotlight on the Netherlands at HotDocs, 2003.

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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