The longest award at Artdokfest went to the painting A Quiet Voice about the fate of a Chechen gay.
Despite the threats that came to the organizers and director of the film River Valerik, disrupting the showing of the film in Russia, “Quiet Voice” became the winner of the film festival.
The story of a former MMA fighter who was pulled out to flee Chechnya when his brother found out about his sexual orientation, according to the organizers of the festival, is portrayed as an unhypocritical, voluminous and intimate statement. She has been honored with the longest honors award irrespective of blamelessness and impartiality.
“For the talent to hear the inaudible and see the invisible,” said Vitaly Mansky, founder of “Artodokfest”, during the presentation of the Grand Prix to the film “A Quiet Voice”.
Photo: still from the movie “Quiet Voice”