In August 1991 a failed coup d’état led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. In Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny.
The Event şu anda mevcut değil. Onun yerine, şu anda MUBI'de gösterimde olan Thomas Arslan tarafından yönetilen Aydınlık Geceler adlı filme bak.
Spectacular piece of found footage documentary filmmaking, I was taken back by how the editing and the narration interconnected together. If you are a Soviet history buff (like I am) or just interested in understanding a historical event, watch this.
Can’t help thinking that there's a more ambitious, fugue-like film to be made, which cuts across crowd scenes from different political moments, putting these different discourses of revolution in counterpoint. But this is a vital assemblage of history, fully returning us to its time and place. In light of the neoliberalism that’s swept the globe in the wake of the communist alternative...
Can be quite powerful for those who lived it. Watch Heart Of A Dog after this!
Just learned from my father about the music in this doc >>> Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake was the only thing on television during the event. Not only in the August of 1991. It started with the death of Brezhnev, when it was broadcasted in its full-length, blocking access to the news. The same happened when Andropov and Chernenko died.
A first-person, in the streets, wandering through the chaos of the collapsing Soviet Union, with the uncertainty and optimism of the masses finally free to reject the Communist dictatorship that sought to re-impose itself on them. Filmed from the perspective of St Petersburg- Brilliant
In the final act of the Soviets dance with communism Sergei Loznitsa dresses his documentary to the sounds of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (the only programm on TV during the event). The film shifts between footage of the two sides during the event in August 1991; the pro-government and the revolutionary commitee. The blending is so seamless; like an Odile and an Odette in the famous ballet - two sides of the same people.
Bir baba, yanında olmadığı yılların ardından oğluyla olan ilişkisini ve iletişim eksikliğini yeniden canlandırmaya çalışmaktadır. Çok geç kalmadığını umut ederek, onu Norveç’e doğru bir araba yolculuğuna çıkarır.