Today, 100 years after, many artists try to rethink the meaning of the October Revolution. German director Katrin Rothe used an unexpected way to show those times – animation. Main characters of the film are writers and artists – Vladimir Mayakovski, Alexandre Benois, Zinaida Gippius, Kasimir Malevich, Maxim Gorki, and the film itself is based on previously unknown archive materials, diaries and literature.
1917 – The Real October is a cinematic retelling of the Russian Revolution. Based partially on previously unknown source material, diaries, reports, and literary works of her animated protagonists, the two-time Grimme-Award-winner Katrin Rothe undertakes a multi-perspective interrogation of what is nowadays known as “October Revolution.” A novelty: The Russian Revolution told only from the participating artists.
Production: KATRIN ROTHE FILMPRODUKTION, DSCHOINT VENTSCHRFILMPRODUKTION, EDITION MAXIM BREMEN, Switzerland radio и TV, ARTE G.E.I.E., radio BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
Duration - 1:31
Age limits 6+
New Space The Theatre of Nations
Страстной б-р, 12/2
Supported by Embassy of Switzerland
- Director, playwriter, producer — Katrin Rothe
- Сinematography — Thomas Schneider, Robert Laatz
- Sound design — Anders Wasserfall
- Producers — Katrin Rothe, Werner Schweizer, Peter Roloff
- Editing — Silke Botsch
- Storyboard — Caroline Hamann
- Character design — Jonathan Webber
- Animation — Lydia Günther, Lisa Neubauer, Caroline Hamann Gabriel Möhring Matthias Daenschel, Jule Körperich and etc.