The Red Soul
Sunday, July 15, 2:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
North American premiere
Dir. Jessica Gorter. 2018, 90 mins. Digital projection. In Russian with English subtitles. More than sixty years after his death, Joseph Stalin remains a lightning rod for Russians. In this deft, inquiring, visually rich documentary, Jessica Gorter visits with numerous contemporary citizens, seniors, students, academics, and activists—some old enough to have been directly affected by the reign of terror, some young enough to question that history—in an attempt to understand how Stalin’s legacy endures in Putin’s Russia. Nostalgic stories of a state flourishing under the Communist ideal contrast with painful memories of hunger, violence and betrayal. Not infrequently, these conflicting views can be found in one and the same person. Gradually, this intriguing film exposes how the Soviet past lives on in current generations, and thus makes its mark on the future.
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