Chilean film director Carlos Klein accompanies Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky during the shooting of his latest film. In Patagonia, at Lake Baikal and in Shanghai, Victor Kossakovsky explores the singular relationships between places and people on opposite sides of the world. Carlos Klein documents the making of this ambitious film in a very personal way, driven by his own inner search for images that still have an impact on us. While doing so, he reveals his own and Kossakovsky‘s ambiguous attitude towards filmmaking.
“Where the Condors Fly” – A Cinematographic Journey with Victor Kossakovsky is more than a making-of. It‘s a personal, critical and deeply humorous reflection about filmmaking and its possibilities and limitations. Like a matryoshka doll, it tells the story of a filmmaker making a film about another filmmaker who is himself making a film.
”Thanks to Klein for giving us all this and thanks also for giving us a film that is a must for all professionals and film students, who want to see how passion and commitment look like.”
(Filmkommentaren, Denmark, 23.5.2012)
“This narration is exciting and instructive. Its results are almost more enjoyable than Kossakovsky’s film “Long live the Antipodes” that is after all a filmic poem at a very high level.”
(Kameramann, Germany 06/2012)