Scene from the film Extinction
Scene from the film Extinction
Scene from the film Extinction
Scene from the film Extinction
Scene from the film Extinction
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The question concerning the borders of the territories of what was once the USSR has proved to be a potential time bomb. Extinction is an eclectic patchwork of materials (fiction and nonfiction) led by Kolya, who is of Moldovan nationality, but declares himself a national of Transnistria. Fragments draw the viewer to the collective imaginary of the Soviet Union. The film aims to make an abstract comment on Vladimir Putin’s latest political stands of “war without war, occupation without occupation.”

PT: A questão das fronteiras dos antigos territórios dos URSS provaram ser uma potencial bomba. Extinção é uma colagem de materiais (ficção e não ficção) conduzida por Kolya, de nacionalidade Moldáva, mas que se declara nativo da Transnistria. Fragmentos levam o espectador ao imaginário colectivo da União Soviética. O filme quer desenhar um comentário abstrato sobre a “guerra sem guerra, ocupação sem ocupação” das últimas posições de Putin.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Salomé Lamas
  • Cinematography
    Jorge Piquer Rodriguez
  • Editing
    Telmo Churro, Francisco Moreira
  • Music
    Andreia Pinto Correia
  • Sound
    Salomé Lamas, Stanislav Danylyshyn
  • Runtime
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • Goteborg Film Festival
    • Costa Rica IFF
    • Festival Cinematográfico Internacional del Uruguay
    • Beldocs
    • MoMI - Panorama Europe
    • Barcelona Women FF
    • Cinema du Reel
    • Cinedoc – Tbilisi
    • Dokufest
    • Black Canvas
    • Vladivostok IFF
    • Mostra de São Paulo
    • Doclisboa
    • FIDOCS
    • IDFA
  • Awards
    • CPH:DOX - Competição Dox:Award
    • Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo - Mejor película en la sección Nuevas Olas NF
    • RIDM - Prix spécial de la compétition internationale longs métrages is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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