Operation Wedding

  • Israel, Latvia
  • Documentary
  • 2016
  • 62 / 58 min.
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Operation Wedding

  • Israel, Latvia
  • Documentary
  • 2016
  • 62 / 58 min.

Synopsis

Leningrad, 1970. A group of young Russian Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane and flee the USSR. Caught by the KGB, two of them were sentenced to death and the rest were sent to the Gulag forced-labor camp. 45 years later, filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov reveals the compelling story of her parents, regarded as "heroes" in the West and "terrorists" in Russia.

Credits

Director(s)

Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

Producer(s)

Sasha Klein, Guntis Trekteris, Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov

Cinematography

Andrejs Verhoustinskis (Latvia), Franz Koch (Russia),, David Stragmeister (Israel), Scott Sinkler (New York), Daniel Miller (Israel), Sergei-Israel Freedman (Israel), Itzik Portal (Israel), Mike Bogatyrev (London), Rami Katzav (Israel), Emmanuelle Mayer (Israel)

Editor

Bracha Zisman-Cohen

Original Music

Karlis Auzans, Didi Erez

Original Language

Hebrew, English, Russian

Subtitles

Hebrew, English, Russian, Latvian

Produced with the help of

IBA, National Film Centre of Latvia

Broadcaster

IBA

Sound designer

Rotem Dror

  • Winner

    Best Feature Documentary
    International Filmmaker Festival of New York
    2018
  • Winner

    Award of Excellence
    Cinema World Fest Awards Winter
    2018
  • Winner

    Best Feature Film
    Ogeechee International History Film Festival
    2018
  • Winner

    ury Award for February Best Documentary
    Eurasia International Film Festival
    2018
  • Winner

    Silver Award
    World Human Rights Awards
    2018
  • Winner

    Best Documentary - Mindie
    Miami Independent Film Festival
    2018
  • Winner

    Best Documentary, Audience Choice
    Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
    2017
  • Winner

    Documentary of the Month
    Danish Film Institute
    Feb. 2018
  • Winner

    Globe Award
    Around Film Festival competition
    2017
  • Winner

    Audience Choice Award
    DocuTiff
    2017
  • Winner

    Award of Recognition
    Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    2017
  • Winner

    Merit Award
    International Film Festival Spirituality Religion and Visionary
    2017
  • Selected

    Opening Night Film
    Israel Film Days - Latvia
    2017
  • Semi-finalist

    Tribute Film Festival
    2018
  • Semi-finalist

    Gold Movie Awards
    2018
  • Semi-finalist

    Hollywood Screenings Film Festival
    2018

Festival Highlights

DocuTirana, Albania , 2017

Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2017

  • Watching this film gives us the sense of looking through a magical, miraculous window on a time the likes of which we may never see again. We can, however, experience it through Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov’s powerful, emotional, exhilarating film and come away filled with both satisfaction and hope...
    San Diego Jewish World

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