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Oscar official entry - 2016

In 2016 'Iraqi Odyssey' – a film produced with support of our team – was Switzerland’s official entry in the 'best foreign language film' category for the Oscars.

November 2013

«Like Heaven in the Heart» in London’s heart

‘Like Heaven in the Heart’ – our full-length documentary – will be screened in the frame of the 7th Russian Film Festival in London. The screening will take place on November 8th and 17th in the Empire Cinema. Please check the schedule here: http://filmfestival.russkylondon.com/

'Like Heaven In The Heart' is a unique film. It is an up-close look at DDT’s latest album and concert “Otherwise”, which premiered at the Olimpiysky Stadium in Moscow on November 9, 2011. The film includes exclusive backstage and live concert footage from that show, which was followed by a triumphal concert tour in Russia, the CIS and Europe.


September 2013

Evgeniy Burak’s One Man Show and ‘Retracing Russia’ screening in Geneva

In parallel with the screening of the documentary “Retracing Russia” describing the life of the photographer Evgeniy Burak, Grutli House of the Arts will host an exhibition of his photographs.

While working as a photographer at one of the biggest newspapers of Smolenks “Working Path” in his youth, Eugene Burak took a vast number of photos for the newspaper and for his own use. Reality depicted on the photos of Eugene Burak differs from the one shown through means of mass media in the epoch of socialism. His photos portray the reality of everyday life of the 60s and 80s of the 20th century in USSR. And this is the life of the provincial cities, Russian “glubinka” (“ăëóáčíęč”) - not the life in Moscow or Leningrad. Life, captured for descendants by a photo camera “Zenit”…

More details here: http://kinofestival.ch/en/


March 2013

Filming of documentary for ARTE came to the end

The Panikfilm team led by director Wolfgang Mertin has just finished shooting of the documentary film about most northern of the current railroads, located on the peninsula of Yamal. The film will be shown on the French-German TV channel ARTE in December 2013. Documentary production was conducted in the heaviest conditions of Far North and wouldn't be possible without support of «Gazpromtrans LLC»’ public relations department.


May 2012

«Like Heaven in the Heart» to be theatrically released in 10 regions of Ukraine on May 24

List of Ukrainian cities that host «Like Heaven in the Heart» will appear later.


April 2012

«Like Heaven in the Heart» is walking through Russia and Kazakhstan

Feel "Like Heaven in the Heart" in the following cities: Moscow, St Petersburg, Armavir, Astrakhan, Belgorod, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Magnitogorsk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Novorossiysk, Omsk, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, Sochi, Tver, Tolliaty,Tyumen, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl and Almaty (Kazakhstan).


April 2012

Like Heaven in the Heart: The Making Of

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGzkcUyBX4c


March 2012

“Like Heaven In The Heart” released in Russian theaters on April 5, 2012.

Panicfilm is delighted to announce the release of “Like Heaven In The Heart”, a film chronicling the work of the Russian rock band DDT and its lead man Yuri Shevchuk. The film was directed by Victoria Kaskova and produced by Yuri Burak. Total running time: 86 min.

“Like Heaven In The Heart” is a unique film. It is an up-close look at DDT’s latest album and concert “Otherwise”, which premiered at the Olimpiysky Stadium in Moscow on November 9, 2011. The film includes exclusive backstage and live concert footage from that show, which was followed by a triumphal concert tour in Russia, the CIS and Europe.

Thanks to this film, audiences throughout Russia – especially those in cities not included in the tour – can experience DDT’s live music and learn more about the philosophy of Russia’s best-known musician, Shevchuk, at their local cinemas.

“Like Heaven In The Heart” is the first Russian concert-film produced for cinematic release on the big screen. Audio engineers faithfully recreated everything, including the roar of the crowd, just as it was at the Olimpiysky Stadium so that listeners can experience DDT’s music just as if they were attending a live show.

The film captures all of the exceptional production values of Otherwise, which proved to be a masterpiece both musically and visually. It includes cutting-edge, artfully produced videos that, during live performances, were projected onto a huge screen behind the band.

Last but not least: the audio mixing was done at London’s Metropolis Studio, whose clients include The Rolling Stones, Muse, Oasis, The Who, ZZ Top, Blur, Bjork, Iron Maiden, Mika, Simply Read, and others.


December 2011

Retracing Russia at Artdocfest-2011

Retracing Russia was acknowledged as one of the 20 best documentaries of the 2011 and shown in Moscow from December 2 through December 9 at the “Artdocfest” - documentary film festival. Please see the trailer at OUR WORK / DOCUMENTARY.

We thank everyone who was at the screenings and who sent us reviews and comments. The DVD release is planned for spring 2012.

*Panicfilm is a Russian independent production company that has been working with major broadcasters for more than 14 years delivering content to such TV channels as National Geographic, Euronews, Discovery, ARTE etc. As of 2010 Panicfilm creates films for cinema release.