The Red Soul


Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2017
Language: Russian (with English and Georgian subtitles)
Duration: 90 minutes
Director: Jessica Gorter
Cinematography: Sander Snoep
Editing: Danniel Danniel, Bobbie Roelofs
Music: Rutger Zuydervelt with Ilia Belorukov & Rene Aquarius
Sound: Mark Wessner
Producer: Frank Van Den Engel
Script: Jessica Gorter, Marieke van der Winden


Why is it that so many Russians still defend Stalin and see him as a great leader and a hero? The Red Soul lays bare the Russian psyche of today and shows a world full of contradictions. In Russia, hardly any family escaped the hunger, fear and violence which resulted 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.

Screening on: Saturday / 11 May / 17:00 / Archive Cinema / Tickets are available in the National Archives of Georgia / 40 Pekini Str. (Cinema Hall Entrance)

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