It’s International Women’s Day today 8 March. Helle Faber discussed the making of Putin’s Kiss the day after a special screening at East Doc Platform, Prague. The film follows a young Russian woman who has risen high in the pro-Putin youth organisation Nashi but slowly comes to doubt the true ideals of the movement. The film won the World Cinema Cinematography Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Best Documentary at the Danish TV Festival.
Helle Faber founded the Danish production company Made in Copenhagen in 2010. She has produced a large number of documentary films for the international market. Among them the award winning films Putin’s Kiss, Dark Side of Chocolate, Shanghai Space and Enemies of Happiness,