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The New Saint


The New Saint is a film about Yevgeny Rodionov, an ordinary young Russian boy who fell in the first Chechen war after being taken prisoner and refusing to convert to Islam. He was proclaimed a martyr and many Russians found in Yevgeny their own unofficial saint.

 

The life of Yevgeny’s mother underwent a radical change when her child ‘became’ a saint. By campaigning for his canonisation she keeps the memory of her son alive. The success of her mission is illustrated by the portrayal of Yevgeny’s image on icons throughout the country.

 

Who is this holy soldier exactly and what makes him the perfect icon of Russia today?

 

 

 

To listen to the interview held with Allard Detiger on 'De Avonden' VPRO, Click here.

 

To watch the interview with the director Allard Detiger by Paul Rosenmöller, click here.

 

'The New Saint' premiered at IDFA 2010, click here to read the interview published in IDFA daily news.

 

 



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Cast and Crew

director

Allard Detiger
camera Maasja Ooms

sound

David Spaans

music

Paleis van Boem

sound mix

Ranko Pauković
line producer Sabine Groenewegen

producer

Denis Vaslin

production

Volya Films Netherlands

Serendipity Films Belgium

length 70'
genre documentary

FESTIVALS

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2010

Planete Doc Film Festival 2011

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2011

 

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

 

One World Romania 2011

 

Full Frame Film Festival 2011

 

Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival 2011

 

MIP DOC


STATUS

premiere at IDFA 2010