The Red Soul

In Russia, hardly any family escaped the hunger, fear and violence resulting from Stalin’s terror, yet no one has ever been convicted for the crimes committed under his regime. Even now Russians are still deeply divided over how to deal with the memories of this painful past. In a mosaic of intimate portraits ordinary Russians speak openly about their traumas, rooted in a violent history. Gradually this disturbing film exposes how the Soviet past lives on in current generations in Russia, and thus makes its mark on the future.

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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
ArtDocFest Moscow 2017