Directed by Vitaly Mansky, documentary, 100 min, eng subtitles, 16+
The recipient of a wide range of awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize, widely praised for his pivotal role in ending the Cold War, and considered one of the most significant yet controversial figures of the second half of the 20th century, 90-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev, currently living on his secluded estate outside Moscow, reflects on his life in a series of interviews with filmmaker Vitaly Mansky.
Gorbachev. Heaven presents a lyrical portrait of this former political giant in his twilight years, explores the major moments in his political career and gives him the opportunity to reminisce about the past. History will judge Gorbachev, but Gorbachev, a vocal critic of Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin, presents his own, final testimony.
The film scored the Award for Best Directing in the Feature-Length Competition at IDFA 2020.