1917 – The Real October is a cinematic retelling of the Russian Revolution. Based partially on previously unknown source material, diaries, reports, and literary works of her animated protagonists, the two-time Grimme-Award-winner Katrin Rothe undertakes a multi-perspective interrogation of what is nowadays known as “October Revolution.” A novelty: The Russian Revolution told only from the participating artists.
What happened in Saint Petersburg, then known as Petrograd, during the time between the uprisings in February that forced the Tsar to abdicate and the takeover of power by the Bolsheviks in October? During this phase of the Provisional Government (a diarchy of the parliament Duma as well as the Soviets, the workers’ council) Russia drowned in chaos and anarchy. Amidst the on-going world-war it remained without a binding constitution. Why was no civil-parliamentary democracy formed? How did the return of Lenin and Trotzky change the situation in springtime? Which side had when and where how many military or other forces of arms?
Production: KATRIN ROTHE FILMPRODUKTION, DSCHOINT VENTSCHRFILMPRODUKTION, EDITION MAXIM BREMEN, Switzerland radio и TV, ARTE G.E.I.E., radio BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
Duration - 1:31
New Space The Theatre of Nations
Страстной б-р, 12/2
Tickets will be available in August
Supposed by Embassy of Switzerland