1917: The Real October

1917: The Real October 2017

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St. Petersburg 1917. The frontline of the global war is coming closer everyday; people are hungry, wor-ried, angry. In February the tsar is overthrown. Many artists are euphoric: Revolution! Freedom, finally? No. Starting in October, the Bolsheviks rule by themselves. What were poets, thinkers, and avant-gardists like Maxim Gorky and Kazimir Malevich doing during this drastic change of power? In the film, five of them alight from the director’s piles of books as animated cut-out figures. With their own recorded words in their mouths, they participate in salons, committees, and street riots.

  • Released: 2017-10-09
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, Animation, War
  • Stars: Maximilian Bauer, Hanns Zischler, Martin Schneider, Inka Friedrich, Claudia Michelsen
  • Director: Katrin Rothe