2011 /


59 min.  –  Documentary  –  59 min., color  –  2011
Director : Mantas Kvedaravičius
Screenplay : Mantas Kvedaravičius
Cinematographer : Mantas Kvedaravičius, Achmed Gisaev
Sound director : Jonas Maksvytis, Tero Malmberg
Editing director : Mantas Kvedaravičius
Producer : Aki Kaurismaki (Sputnik Oy, Finland)

In Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and the tortured, with secret prisons and mythical lakes all become commonplace. When the disappeared do return in dreams, they are said to come from Barzakh – a land between the living and the dead.

Film Barzakh opened Documentary Film Festival DocPoints (Finland) and Panorama Dokumente program in Berlin International Film Festival (Germany), where the film was awarded with the Amnesty international prize and Ecumenical prize of the Jury.