We'll Be Alright


2017 Season

Alexander Kuznetsov’s photographer’s eye is beautifully evident in his depiction of Yulia and Katia, who have lived in institutions their entire lives. Their dreams are simple—to live in an apartment, have a job, have a relationship and children, and choose the food they eat and the clothes they wear. And yet gaining these fundamental rights depends on a long and painful bureaucratic process, forcing them to meet nearly impossibly high standards for release. Transferred from orphanages directly to neuropsychiatric institutions in Siberia, Russia when there was no family to care for them—they have been labelled as unfit for life in the real world based on reports written when they were children. With immense sensitivity for its subjects, We’ll Be Alright highlights just how arbitrary and abusive the Russian care system can be.

Alexander Kuznetsov
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Alexander Kuznetsov

Alexander Kuznetsov work's as a photographer was published in many magazines and exhibited in Russia (Russian Museum Of Saint Petersburg), Norway, France, the U.S.A. and Germany. He begins his cinematographic career in 2009 by participating in a writing residence in Krasnoyarsk.  He directed his first documentary in 2010 : “Territory of Love” which was screened in France, at Lussas “Etats Généraux du Documentaire” and at the Honfleur Russian Cinema Festival, as well as in Russia (Artdocfest Festival, Moscow). In 2014, he finished his second movie, "Territory of Freedom" which was premiered in the official competition in Visions du Réel (Switzerland) and theatrical released in february 2015 and which won the award of Documentaire sur Grand Écran at the Amiens Festival. "We'll be alright" is his third film and will be screen as a world premiere in the Feature International Competition in Visions du Réel Festival (Switzerland). Formerly a photographer, Alexander begins his cinematographic career in 2009 by participating in a writing residence. He directed his first documentary in 2010 and finished his second movie in 2014. Both were screened and awarded in several festivals all around the world. 

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