Кадр из фильма «Gorbachev. Heaven»
Горбачев. Рай
Gorbachev. Heaven
  • 18+
  • 100 min.
  • russian

The film will be available for viewing after approval by the copyright owner

"Gorbachev. Heaven" is a documentary film about changes that reverberated throughout the world wrought by one man. A film summing-up the life of a man who changed the world in the 20th century. Gorbachev’s short time in power was marked by the collapse of this empire. He was the architect of Glasnost and Perestroika, policies that gave the citizens of the Soviet Union – what Ronald Reagan called “the Evil Empire” – a chance to be free. He tore down the Berlin Wall. But at the same time, under his rule, the Chernobyl nuclear facility exploded and its destruction was concealed. Citizens demanding independence in the Baltic states died. Soldiers wielding shovels brutally suppressed protesters in Tbilisi. And Soviet tanks menaced, and killed, peaceful demonstrators in Baku. The Soviet empire collapsed under him – and he is condemned by his own people. With this burden of the past, this lonely old man is living the last days of his life in an empty house in the suburbs near Moscow.

Detailed information about the film, reviews, articles, interviews and photos are available on the official website of Vitaly Mansky Manski-doc.com.



Vitaly Mansky
Alexander Gelman, Vitaly Mansky
Alexandra Ivanova, Mikhail Gorobchuk
Natalia Manskaia, Vit Klusak, Filip Remunda
Karlis Auzans
Sound operator
Anrijs Krenbergs

Movie about

Movie awards and festivals

Artdocfest 2020

Hors concours

Gala premiere

International festivals 2021


The 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Winner of international festivals 2020


IDFA Award for Best Directing