The Red Soul

The Red Soul
dir.Jessica Gorter/Netherlands/2017/90 min

In Russia, hardly any family escaped the hunger, fear and violence resulting 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. Gradually this disturbing film exposes how the Soviet past lives on in current generations in Russia, and thus makes its mark on the future.


  • projection time:
    90 min
  • country/year:
  • director:
  • pictures:
    Sander Snoep
  • production:
    Zeppers Film & TV
  • selected festivals and awards:
    2017 – IDFA Amsterdam, 2018 – Zagrebdox Zagreb, 2018 – Tempo IDF Stockholm, 2018 – IFF Praque, 2018 – IFF Bucharest

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