After leaving the psychiatric facility where they had been wrongfully confined, Katya and Yulia, two young Russian women whom I have been filming for many years, finally achieve independent lives. This newfound freedom, which they have fought so hard to attain, promises to make their dreams of a new future come true. But how can one be free and pursue their aspirations in today’s Russia?
Aleksandr Kuznetsov is a photographer and journalist. He has been published in GEO, National Geographic, and his works has been exhibited in different international museum. After Territory of Freedom (Vision du reel 2014) and We’ll be alright (Jury’s prize and interreligious prize at Visions du Réel 2016, nominated at EFA) Ordinary Life is his third documentary.
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Rebecca Houzel (Petit à Petit Production)
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