• 1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

    1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

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  • 1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

    1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

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  • 1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

    1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

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1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

a film by Katrin Rothe

1917 - The Real October. Artists in Times of Revolution

Germany | 2017 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

History War / Peace Arts Human Rights

Content Categories

Animation Documentary
TV-version: 45min
with English subtitles: 52min
Synopsis
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.
Festivals/Awards
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)
  • Producer Peter Roloff, Werner Schweizer
Original Languages

German

English

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