Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
Screenplay: Maxim Pozdorovkin
Editor: Matvey Kulakov, Maxim Pozdorovkin
Starring: Vladimir Putin, Donald J. Trump
Producers: Joe Bender, Dan Cogan, Charlotte Cook, Geralyn White Dreyfous, David Fialkow, Nina Fialkow, Maxim Pozdorovkin, Jenny Raskin, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz
It all begins with Hillary Clinton and the curse of the Siberian mummy princess… A trip down the rabbit hole of fake news, ‘Our New President’ is a satire about the Russian media and its take on American politics. Moving between Kremlin-controlled network news and colorful reinterpretations of this news diet by average Russians, the film charts Trump’s election using footage produced by Putin’s propaganda machine.
About the author
Maxim Pozdorovkin is a director and producer, known for ‘Our New President’ (2018), ‘Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness’ (2016) and ‘Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer’ (2013). Pozdorovkin holds a PhD from Harvard University and is a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows.
Festivals and awards
Sundance Film Festival 2018 (USA) – Special Jury Award for Editing
Traverse City Film Festival 2018 (USA) – Award Stanley Kubrick for Documentary Movie
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2018 (United Kingdom)
CPH: DOX (Denmark)
Miami Film Festival 2018 (USA)
True/False Film Festival 2018 (USA)
Big Sky Documentary Festival 2018 (USA)