Russian film about Antarctica received the Grand Prix of the science film festival in the Czech Republic

Director Ekaterina Eremenko “Lake Vostok. Ridge mountains of Madness” was awarded the Grand Prix of the oldest science film festival — Academia Film Olomouc in the Czech Republic. This was reported on the website of the Gorky film Studio where the film was made.

The film from Russia he received the Grand Prix AFO for the first time since 1966.

Just to the festival, there were more than 3 thousand applications, but the shortlist was only 20 movies. In one of them as a producer and actor, attended Leonardo DiCaprio is in the film “Save the planet” directed by Fisher Stevens.

Eremenko worked on the film for 18 years and became the first Russian woman who spent over a month at the inland Antarctic station “Vostok”.

“This film was very hard to do, insanely hard. My family saw it,” said Eremenko, expressing gratitude to the scientists, the explorers, producers, and fellow filmmakers.

The Russian premiere took place on 9 April 2017.

Lake Vostok, Russian scientists open, is the largest of the Antarctic subglacial lakes. According to estimates, it was isolated from the external environment about 15 million years. It was suggested that for this reason its life is peculiar.