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¡Vivan las Antipodas!

¡Vivan las Antipodas!
  • 2011
  • Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Chile
  • 104 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Victor Kossakovsky
  • Language: Spanish, English, Russian, Setswana
  • UK release: 22 November 2013

Documentary examining the lives of people living in four antipodal pairs: Russia and Chile, China and Argentina, Botswana and Hawaii, and Spain and New Zealand.

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¡Vivan las Antipodas!

Antipodes are places diametrically opposite one another on the earth's surface, though cases where both are on land are fairly rare, given that so much of the planet is under water. Award-winning Russian director Victor Kossakovsky's playful, evocative and stunningly cinematic film contemplates life in four antipodal pairs – Russia and Chile, China and Argentina, Botswana and Hawaii, and Spain and New Zealand – and changes the way we see our world.

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¡Vivan Las Antipodas!

5 Nov 20133 stars

Heady cinematic documentary exploring four antipodal places on earth

Is beauty enough in a film? It’s a question often pondered by critics and after watching Russian documentarist Victor Kossakovsky’s latest, ¡Vivan las Antipodas!, it’s raised once again. Transitioning between four antipodal places on earth (sites…

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