L'Utopie des images de la Révolution russe

France | 2017 | 88 min
French | Subtitles in English
Script: Thomas Cheysson

Synopsis

Canadian Premiere – Producer in attendance

For two decades after the Russian Revolution, a group of young directors, actors, technicians, and poets shocked the world of cinema. Essentially composed of images taken from soviet cinema from 1917 to 1934, this film takes us back to a unique time where the artists unveil their fight for a new society, where the freedom to create is paramount. However, this desire, this utopia, quickly became trapped by an authoritarian regime which would silence the voice of cinema, much like the rest of society. This polished work transforms characters of fiction into protagonists in a narrative that binds together imagination, reality, and history. L'Utopie des images de la Révolution russe has been selected for various international festivals, including the Venice Film Festival in 2017.

Directors

Emmanuel Hamon

After being assistant director to Patrice Chéreau, Maurice Pialat, and Robert Altman, Emmanuel Hamon starts to direct, increasingly focusing on documentaries. His movies, animated by political and historical subjects, are broadcasted and regularly awarded in festivals. With dozens of documentaries as director, he is also famous for his documentaries portraying writers such as Jean-Philippe Toussaint and Emmanuel Carrère. He directed two short films selected in festivals. He is presently working on his first full-lenght film.
Filmography | Irlande(s), l’aube d’un pays (2016) ; Les Debré (2014) ; De Sarajevo à Sarajevo (2014) ; Maurice Papon, itinéraire d’un homme d’ordre (2010) ; Democracy at Large (2006) ; Selves and Others, A Portrait of Edward Saïd (2003) ; Histoire d’écrivains : Jean Philippe Toussaint (2001) ; Histoire d’écrivains : Emmanuel Carrère (2001).

Screenings playing this movie

12:30
Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 2
L'Utopie des images de la Révolution russe
FIFA Special Screenings

L'Utopie des images de la Révolution russe

France | 88 min | 2017

French | Subtitles in English

La Russie dans l'objectif – En quête d'utopie
FIFA Special Screenings

La Russie dans l'objectif – En quête d'utopie

France | 26 min | 2017

Russian, French | Subtitles in French

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