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Revolution: New Art For A New World (2016)

Revolution: New Art for a New World (original title)
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Margy Kinmonth's new film REVOLUTION - New Art For A New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.


Margy Kinmonth


Margy Kinmonth
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Credited cast:
James Aroussi James Aroussi ... Vladimir Tatlin
Daisy Bevan ... Varvara Stepanova (voice)
Sean Cronin ... Sergeant Berman
Moneer Elmasseek ... Alexander Rodchenko (as Moneer Elmasseek)
Alex Enmarch Alex Enmarch ... Nikolay Punin
James Fleet ... Wassily Kandinsky (voice)
Ernest Gromov Ernest Gromov ... Officer Vorontsov
Tom Hollander ... Kazimir Malevich (voice)
Andrey Konchalovskiy ... Self
Matthew Macfadyen ... Vladimir Lenin (voice)
Mikhail Piotrovsky Mikhail Piotrovsky ... Self
Tom Rose Tom Rose ... Gustav Klutsis - Prisoner
Eleanor Tomlinson ... Lyubov Popova (voice)
Zelfira Tregulova Zelfira Tregulova ... Self


Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth, Revolution: New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich - pioneers who flourished in response to the challenge of building a new art for a new world, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years and silenced by Stalin's Socialist Realism. Yet these remarkable artworks survived and the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert an influence over contemporary art movements. Revolution: New Art for a New World confirms this; exploring the fascination that these colourful paintings, inventive sculptures...

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The Russian Avant-Garde a century on




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Great history movie
18 June 2017 | by prostoevgenySee all my reviews

This movie takes us through the Russian history of soviet period and tells us a story about living and working of the most noted artists of this time. The director shows an intrinsic parallel between painting and ideology implying that revolution is the change of the way of thinking which affects both social and art realms. The only flaw to mention is that movie contains many interviews with Russian individuals who can barely speak the language.

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