Moscow 2012, year of Putin’s re-election. For the first time in 15 years, the population is rising for political change, starting with the 20-somethings who make up the National Bolshevik party. Their guru: Eduard Limonov –punk poet turned radical leader. Kolya, Zhenia, Marat, Anya, Shuka and Tvorog come from the provinces of a country destroyed by authoritarianism and brutal capitalism. With no true political platform, beliefs that flirt with extremism and revolution as their sole religion, they look up to Stalin and Robespierre, Gandhi and the Che. Russian Utopia accompanies them in a historical moment when they can believe, more than ever, that their dreams will meet reality. Immersion in the ironies of a Revolution to come, between fantasies and failures of a lost generation, Russian Utopia is the bittersweet face of eternal revolutionary dreams.


Director : Joanna Dunis and Léa Todorov
Sound : Joanna Dunis
Edited by : Isabelle Ingold
Music: Julien & Arnaud Momenceau // Wild Track
Producers : Rémi Grellety & Raoul Peck, Velvet Film, 2014, France
Soutenu par l’Institut Français/ Bourse Louis Lumière, le Centre National de la Cinématographie, la Région Aquitaine et l’aide au développement de l’Union Européenne MEDIA
Country of origin : France
Year : 2014
Times : 60′


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