dir. Anastasia Mikova, Yann Arthus-Bertrand / France / 2019 / 104 min. / Polish premiere
Section: Special Screenings
Directors: Anastasia Mikova, Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Screenplay: Anastasia Mikova
Cinematography: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Editing: Françoise Bernard, Brigitte Delahaie
Music: Armand Amar
Producers: Fabienne Calimas, Tanguy Apel-Muller
Production: Hope Production
World sales: Elle Driver
Languages: 26 different languages
”Woman” is a worldwide project giving voice to 2000 women across 50 different countries. Despite its impressive scale, the film offers an intimate portrait of those who constitute half of humanity, yet are still subject to violence and injustice. What “Woman” would like to underline most is the inner strength of women and their capacity to change the world despite all the difficulties they face. In this new era where women’s voices resonate more and more, the aim of the film is not only to call for rights or focus on problems, but to find solutions and try to reconcile the two genders.
The film will be shown for the first time in Poland at the HER Docs Film Festival as part of a special preview screening organized together with the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, at which “Woman” will premiere in May. Film’s distributor in Poland is Against Gravity.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Venice International Film Festival, Les Arcs Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Hof International Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, XI Humans Fest, Calcoa French Film Festival, Festival International du Film Politique
ANASTASIA MIKOVA & YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a French film director and photographer who became known to the general public in 1999 further to the publication of his book “La Terre vue du ciel”, a worldwide best-seller with over three millions copies sold. Appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Environment Program for 2009, the same year he directed his first feature film, “Home”, on the state of our planet, which was seen by nearly 600 million people. At the height of his international success, he created, in 2005, the GoodPlanet Foundation in order to raise awareness of respect for the environment, and, in 2017, opened to the public the “Domaine de Longchamp”, a place dedicated to ecology and humanism which is located in the Bois de Boulogne. “Woman” is his new documentary film.Anastasia Mikova is a Ukranian-born film director and journalist whose work has always focused on social and humanist topics. Among other things, she worked as a journalist for documentaries dealing with issues such as illegal immigration, organ trafficking, or surrogate mothers. In 2009, she became editor-in-chief of the series of documentaries “Earth from Above”, which marked the beginning of her collaboration with Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Then acting as first director and co-author, she continued her collaboration with Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the documentary film “Human” managing the editorial team and making herself more than 600 interviews of the film. This collaboration is ongoing in their new film “Woman”.