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Russia's Legends by Jessica Gorter
Red Soul, The

Red Soul, The

Why is it that still so many Russians defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? The red Soul lays bare the Russian psyche of today and shows a world full of contradictions.

In the country where hardly any family escaped the hunger, fear and violence resulting from Stalin’s terror, no one has ever been convicted for the crimes committed under his regime. Even now Russians are still deeply divided over how to deal with the memories of this painful past. In a mosaic of intimate portraits ordinary Russians speak openly about their traumas, rooted in a violent history. Gradually this disturbing film exposes how the Soviet past lives on in current generations in Russia, and thus makes its mark on the future.

90' /  colour      

Original title: DE RODE ZIEL
Dir: Jessica Gorter
Prod: Zeppers Film & TV - Frank van den Engel
Sc: Jessica Gorter                                
D.O.P.: Sander Snoep
Completed: November 2017             
Language: Russian

Jessica Gorter:
900 DAYS (2011, doc) Awards: Best Dutch Documentary IDFA, Special Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary ArtDocFest Moscow, Prix du Jury Interreligieux and Special Mention for Grand Prix Visions du Réel Nyon, PITER (2004, doc), PRINCES OP SPITZEN (1999, short doc), FERRYMAN ACROSS THE VOLGA (1998, short doc), EEN STAD, TWEE GEDACHTEN (1996, short doc), HEILIGE WEG (1994 short doc), GOLD AND BLUE (1993, short doc).

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