Gorbachev. Heaven

dir. Vitaly Mansky 2020 Latvia, Czech Republic 100 min.
2020 – IDFA Amsterdam
Mikhail Gorbachev, the 89-year-old former leader of the Soviet Union, receives Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky at his house just outside Moscow.

In a light and pleasant atmosphere, weighty topics come up for discussion, as Gorbachev looks back over his life, awaiting the moment when he will be called to join the list of the 20th century’s most consequential figures. History will judge Gorbachev, but Gorbachev presents his own, final testimony.

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