As the band Placebo approach their 20th Anniversary they were given a unique opportunity to play ten cities throughout Russia. In a time when Russia was at the forefront of the world’s current affairs, little was actually reported outside Russia about the internal culture of the country.
Fronted by Placebo’s Stefan Olsdal, the film explores the alternative cultures that are present within Russia’s major cities. As the tour travelled through the country the band went out and met various artists, architects, animators and musicians, finding out about the alternative creative culture and celebrating all they have to offer.
From Krasnoyarsk in Siberia to St. Petersburg on the Baltic Sea, Placebo: Alt.Russia takes you on the band’s journey through Russia, meeting great characters on the way, investigating the alternative culture in Russia, and taking in the raw emotions of Placebo’s powerful concerts.
PLACEBO: ALT. RUSSIA had its World Premiere at the Beat Film Festival (Russia) in May 2016.
It had its Dutch Premiere as part of the Official Selection at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, followed by the Greek Premiere at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival.
It has recently won Japan’s IDFA 2016 Grand Prize Award and the Doc N Roll Film Festival’s Best Music Documentary Award.
The Film Festival Doctor team also secured the film several Russian theatrical screenings in association with Russian Film Week.
Below is the link to read the review by Mildred Achoch of Placebo:Alt Russia:
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