The Fall of Lenin

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Rodeo
Scotiabank Theatre 7 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 6:15 PM
In 1992, Estonia's first free elections voted in Europe's youngest and most radical leader. Frank interviews and rare archives reveal just how wild the newly "western" eastern-bloc country had to become to oust the Soviets and embrace capitalism.
Rodeo
TIFF Bell Lightbox 4 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 11:45 AM
In 1992, Estonia's first free elections voted in Europe's youngest and most radical leader. Frank interviews and rare archives reveal just how wild the newly "western" eastern-bloc country had to become to oust the Soviets and embrace capitalism.
Film Info
Runtime:11
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:Ukraine
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Rating:PG
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Language:Ukrainian
Russian
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
Website:http://www.facebook.com/Leninopad
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Svitlana Shymko
Producer(s):Svitlana Shymko
Yulia Serdyukova
Editor(s):Victor Onysko
Composer:Andor Sperling
Sound:Roman Gomeniuk

Description

In 2015, the Ukrainian parliament passed a law banning the use of Soviet symbols, which resulted in the obliteration of many Soviet-era statues of Lenin. This cheeky documentary weaves together a pointed look at the changing use of symbols in Ukraine and cleverly connects with Lenin's ghost, who obligingly provides guidance from the afterlife. Eileen Arandiga