Our New President

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Our New President
Directed byMaxim Pozdorovkin
Produced byJoe Bender, Maxim Pozdorovkin, Charlotte Cook
Music byIvan Markovsky and The Presidential Band
Edited byMaxim Pozdorovkin, Matvey Kulakov
Release date
  • January 18, 2018 (2018-01-18) (Sundance Film Festival)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryRussia/U.S.A.
LanguageEnglish and Russian

Our New President is a 2018 documentary produced by Third Party Films.[1] It follows the story of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and is told entirely through footage from Russian state-sponsored media. Our New President is a satire about the Russian media and its take on American politics.[2][3]

The film was originally made as an amateur short 12 minute collage of short clips from Russian media outlets and amateur clips by Russians for "Field of vision".[4] It was subsequently expanded into a full-length documentary, showing how the Russian media (especially Russia 1, Russia Today and NTV) overhyped the election of Trump in a Russo-centric manner, falsified information leading common Russian people to behave irrationally.[5]

Reception[edit]

Our New President premiered in the World Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.[6][7][8] It premiered on opening day of the festival. Our New President editors Maxim Pozdorovkin and Matvey Kulakov won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing.[9]

Reactions to the documentary, made mostly of loosely stitched visuals from various Russian media as well as home videos made by Russians, were mixed. It received 6 out of 10 points on IMDB[10] while The Collider gave it an unfavourable "F".[11] The Guardian gave the documentary 4 out of 5 stars.[12] the Hollywood Reporter gave it a mixed review.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ humans.txt. "Third Party Films". www.thirdpartyfilms.com. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "'Our New President': Maxim Pozdorovkin on Creating an Entirely Untrue Documentary". No Film School. 2018-02-02. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Phillips, Charlie (January 21, 2018). "Our New President review – fake news buffet slyly links Trump with Putin". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Original 12 minute video - Our new President". www.fieldofvision.org. Field of vision. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Sundance: Our New President". Film society of Lincoln Center. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Our New President, Film Review at Sundance 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. January 18, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2018-01-19). "Sundance Film Review: Our New President". Variety. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "our-new-president". www.sundance.org. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED". www.sundance.org. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ou rnew President". Internet movie database. IMDB. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ "'Our New President' Review: As Bad As Our Current President - Sundance 2018". The Collider. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Our New President review – fake news buffet slyly links Trump with Putin". The Guardian. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  13. ^ "'Our New President': Film Review Sundance 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2018.