May 19, 2014
|8:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
May 23, 2014
|1:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
Even twenty years after the fall of the USSR, many citizens of the former-Soviet Union still disagree about how to remember Vladimir Lenin, the communist revolutionary, politician, and cultural theorist that served as the leader of the Russian Federation until his death in 1924. Since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, there’s been cultural disagreement on whether or not Lenin should be recognized as a positive contributor to the wellbeing of Eastern European civilization, or whether his legacy is now irrelevant and the country should move on. Leninland is the “last” museum devoted to Lenin, built on the site where the renowned leader died. Now it’s the site of forlorn memories and of the museum’s employees’ desire for the Russian citizens to revisit the positive impact Lenin had on his constituency. Struggling to convince patrons to not focus solely on Lenin’s controversial concepts and suggestions about communism, the museum’s employees encourage their countrymen to remember the politician for his forward-thinking philosophies and for his dedication to the betterment of his nation.
Born 1974 in Uzbekistan, Kurov has lived in Russia since 1991. In 2010, he graduated from Moscow’s Marina Razbezkina Film School.
|Premiere Status:||North American Premiere|
|Country:||Russia, Germany, Netherlands|
|Running Time:||52 minutes|
|Cinematographers:||Alexey Strelov, Askold Kurov|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Filmography:||Winter, Go Away! (2012); Chilla (2010);|
|International Sales:||Deckert Distribution|