1917 - The Real October

1917 - Spectrum of Communism
Katrin Rothe
Germany
2017
90min
English

St. Petersburg 1917. The frontline of the global war is coming closer everyday; people are hungry, worried, angry. In February the tsar is overthrown. Many artists are euphoric: Revolution! Freedom! Freedom, finally? No. Starting in October, the Bolsheviks take over the power. What were poets, writers, artists, and thinkers, like Maxim Gorky and Kazimir Malevich doing during this drastic change of power? In this 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: moments during which the outcome of the history is still unknown.

Projections: 
11.17. Friday 17:00
OSA Archivum
Producer: 
Kathrin Rothe for Katrin Rothe Filmproduktion
Co-producer: 
Werner Schweizer for Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, Peter Roloff for Maxim Film
Editor: 
Silke Botsch
Camera: 
Thomas Schneider, Robert Laatz
Sound: 
Anders Wasserfall, Oliver Sroweleit
Music: 
Thomas Mävers
Animation: 
Lydia Günther, Lisa Neubauer, Caroline Hamann, Gabriel Möhring, Matthias Daenschel, Jule Körperich
Production info: 
Katrin Rothe Filmproduktion in coproduction with Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion (Zürich) maxim film (Bremen) Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg in cooperation with ARTE, Schweizer Fernsehen und Radio
Distribution info: 
Katrin Rothe Filmproduktion Franz-Mehring- Platz 1, 10243 Berlin Tel: +49 163 472 4111, info@karotoons.de www.karotoons.de