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The Fall of Lenin
Cinema Night

The Fall of Lenin

When
Place
PR3 (Lenina street, 50-501)
What
Film Screening

Svitlana Shymko
2017, Ukraine, 11 m

Original language: Ukrainian

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Svitlana Shymko combines archival footage showing the solemn unveiling of monuments to Lenin during the Soviet era with contemporary images of their destruction, symbolically ending the period of Soviet and Russian domination in Ukraine. The past, the future and the present are united by astonishing archival footage featuring a seance with the ghost of Lenin himself.

Konrad Wirkowski