With this film, Victor Kossakovsky grants himself a childhood wish. Haven’t we all asked ourselves as children where we would come out if we dug a tunnel right through the center of the earth? Haven’t we all wondered at some point what was happening just at this moment beneath our very feet at the other side of the planet? In this film, those reveries turn into reality. In breathtaking images and a stunning montage, we go on a trip to the world’s rare inhabited land-to-land antipodes. We discover the wonders and contradictions of nature and people around the globe. With unprecedented camera movements and exhilarating new perspectives, our conventional view of the world is challenged.On the evocative title follows a revolutionary film, that gives three cheers to our planet and its people in all their antagonisms and commonalities: Vivan las Antipodas!


Victor Kossakovsky
Foto director - Vivan las Antipodas

Born in St. Petersburg on July 19, 1961. He made his directorial debut with LOSEV in 1989. In 1992 he had his breakthrough with THE BELOVS. This was followed by Wednesday 19.7.1961 (1997), PAVEL AND LYALYA (1998) and the subsequent trilogy I LOVED YOU (2000). Recently he has made a mark with TISHE! (2003) and SVYATO (2006). He received more than 100 national and international prizes for his films.


2016. Graine de champion. Largometraje.

2015. Manifestación. Largometraje.

2011. ¡Vivan las Antípodas!. Largometraje.

2005. Svyato. Mediometraje.

2003. Tishe!. Largometraje.

2003. Russia from My Window. Largometraje

2000. I loved you. Largometraje.

1999. Pavel i Lyalya. Cortometraje.

1997. Sreda. Largometraje.

1992. Belovy. Largometraje.



Directed byVictor Kossakovsky
ProducersHeino Deckert, Gema Juárez Allen, Leontine Petit, Juan Manuel Egaña
Executive producersGema Juárez Allen, 
Eva Maria Weerts
DoPVictor Kossakovsky
EditingVictor Kossakovsky
Production coordinatorsConstanza Sanz Palacios
, Flor Rubina, 
Natacha Devillers
Assistant directorDerek Howard
Camera assistantBen Howard
MusicBen Howard
Musical consultantSami Buccella
Sound designMichel Schopping
Direct soundGuido Berenblum
Additional soundManuel de Andrés, 
Eva Valiño Esparducer
, Freddy González, 
Cloud Zibhin Wang
Second assistant directorSaskya Heyden
Assistant producersPilar Capano, 
Maxi Schonfeld, 
Lulu Lai Encarnación,
 Martínez Azabarte
LocationsVillaguay (Argentina), 
Torres del Paine (Chile), 
Lago Baikal (Russia), 
Miraflores de la Sierra (Spain), 
Big Island (Hawaii)
, CastlePoint (New Zealand)
, Botswana
NHK, WDR, VPRO, ZDF in cooperation with ARTE YLE2 
Supported byInstituto de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, 
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, 
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, 
Dutch Film Fund, 
 Jan Vrijman Fund, 


  • Venice IFF 2011 Italy
  • DOK Leipzig 2011 Germany
  • Bergen IFF 2011
  • Noruega Doha Tribeca IFF 2011
  • Qatar Mar del Plata IFF 2011
  • Argentina (Película de apertura) IDFA Amsterdam 2011
  • Holanda Docpoint IDF Helsinki 2012
  • Finlandia Ambulante Gira de Documentales 2012
  • México Documentary Fortnight Museum of Modern Art
  • Nueva York, USA Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias 2012
  • Colombia ZagrebDox 2012, Croacia One World Human Rights FF Prague 2012
  • Czech Republic SXSW IFF Austin 2012, USA, Sofia IFF 2012
  • Bulgaria Vilnius IFF 2012, Lituania PlayYDoc IFF Tui 2012, España Eurodok IDF Oslo 2012
  • Noruega Ljubljana Doc FF 2012, Eslovenia It’s All True IDF Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro 2012
  • Brasil San Francisco IFF 2012, USA Visions du Réel Nyon 2012
  • Suiza Houston Latin Wave FF 2012, USA IndieLisboa IFF 2012
  • Portugal Hot Docs Toronto 2012, Canada DOXA Vancouver 2012
  • Canada Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2012
  • Polonia Jerusalem Film Festival 2012 SANFIC 2012
  • Chile Lima El Cine, 2012, Peru