“We are an independent private company from Russia. This is sometimes not easy! We try to find films that are in demand from both buyers and festivals,” Grozovskaya explains of the Antipode strategy. “We are not limited by anyone or anything,” she continues, pointing out that Antipode has no link with any state institutions in Russia.
The Antipode exec has noticed changes in buyer tastes in recent months – a certain weariness with the type of political docs that used to be so popular. “Now people arelooking for something unexpected – universal, humanistic films,” Grozovskaya suggests.