Petersburg, 1917: we re-experience the year of the two revolutions. From the perspective of Russian artists such as Maxim Gorky and Kazimir Malevich, we recount the events of this turbulent year.
Petersburg, 1917: Russian artists in the year of two revolutions. The tsar abdicates and suddenly everything seems possible. Eight months after the February Bourgeois Democratic Revolution, the Bolshevists seize power in October. But what exactly happened in this period between February and October? How did the people of Petersburg experience these turbulent months? With the help of numerous detailed recordings and documents, we recount the events from the perspective of artists such as Maxim Gorky, Kazimir Malevich and Zinaida Gippius. We find out how the artists tried to influence the future of Russia. We learn of their thoughts, strategies, concerns and everyday problems, and we see the events of the time through their eyes. The questions they then faced are still relevant today: What role do artists and art play in times of social upheaval? Where and how did they push forward events themselves? A filmically experimental perspective of these events, inspired by the avant-garde aesthetics of this time.
2017 52 Solothurner Filmtage Volksbühne Berlin mit Achtung Berlin - New berlin Film Award Filmkunstfest Schwerin ANNECY 41e Festival International du Film d'Animation 39 Moskow International Film Festival DOKVILLE Stuttgart Manchester International Festival PERFORM Filmfestival Moskau KUNSTFEST WEIMAR Rijeka history filmfestival FANTOSCHE, International Animation Film Festival Kapittel, Stavanger International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech Jüdisches Filmfest Wien TERRITORY festival Moscow BIAF 19th Bucheon International Animation Film Festival, Korea Film & Diskussion zu Revolution Aktionsradius.at International de Cinema São Paolo Budapest, Blinken OSA Archivum "Spectrum of Communism", exhibition & Conference November - ReAnimania Yerevan CinAnima 17, international competition, Portugal Main Award - Russia Abroad Filmfestival Moskau Arras Filmfestival, Pas-de-Calais Gijon International Festival Golden Unicorn Award - Russian Filmweek London
2018 CIAF – Cairo International Animation Forum MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival Animation Film Festival of Meknes in Morocco Making Of Ausstellung im Ilmin Museum of Modern Art, Seul Future Film Festival Bologna Golden Unicorn Award Show Moskau/St.Petersburg Animationsfstival REX Stockholm
Cast and Crew
Director Katrin Rothe (+author, +producer, +lineproducing animation)