The Red Soul

Virtually every family in Soviet Union was affected by Stalin’s terror, yet no one has ever been convicted for the crimes committed under his rule. Is Stalin a hero who led the Soviet Union to victory? Or is he a mass murderer who made millions of victims among his own population? To this day, the inhabitants of Russia are deeply divided about how to deal with the painful memories from this past. A documentary by Jessica Gorter about the psychological legacy of the Soviet Union and how it has lodged itself in the Russian mind.

Details

Country of Production
The Netherlands

Year of Production
2017

Format
HD, DCP

Length
58 / 90 min

Director
Jessica Gorter

Production
Zeppers Film in co-production with IKONdocs

Original Language
Russian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA Amsterdam 2017