Directed by Margy Kinmonth
86 min | 2016 | UK/Russia | Not Rated
Presented in English
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.
The film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life by drawing on the collections of leading Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers, and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved. 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 the implacable authority after 15 short years and silenced by Stalin’s Socialist Realism.
These remarkable artworks survived, and the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert influence over contemporary art movements. Revolution: New Art for a New World confirms this; exploring the fascination that these colorful paintings, inventive sculptures, and propaganda posters retain over the modern consciousness 100 years on.
Official Selection: 2016 Cambridge Film Festival
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