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The Stone Guest— un film de Marina Fomenko /



Après le décès de Lénine en 1924, son image a été immortalisée dans un nombre incalculable de statues à son effigie en l’URSS. Dans ce film, Lénine n’est ni mort ni vivant ; seul “l’invité de pierre” s’enracine dans la vie des soviétiques après sa mort. La “naissance” de chaque nouvelle statue s’accompagne d’un rituel spécifique. Après la chute de l’URSS, le cycle de “l’invité de pierre” touche à sa fin.


The key figure of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917 in Russia was Lenin. After his death in 1924 Lenin’s image was immortalized in countless numbers of monuments in the Soviet Union and in the Soviet bloc’s countries. In her video, the artist refers to depicted in stone image of the Revolution leader based on archival materials and found footage. There is neither living nor dead Lenin in the film; only “the stone guest” become ingrained in Soviet people lives after his death. The "birth" of each new stone Lenin is accompanied by a special ritual with speeches and festivities before a vast assembly. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the life cycle of the "stone guest" is coming to the end. This film uses the materials of the Russian State Documentary Film and Photo Archive (RGAKFD) and found footage.

Année
2017
Nationalité
Russie
Durée
00:08:20
Format de projection
Fichier Quicktime
Tarif de location pour une projection : 30 €


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