Program

PÖFF
DOC@PÖFF

Genres

Historical, Documentary, Social Issues

State Funeral

Riiklikud matused
Gosudarstvennyye pokhorony
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Country: Netherlands, Lithuania
Year: 2019
Film duration: 02:15
Language: Russian
Producer: Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova
Screenwriter: Sergei Loznitsa
Editor: Danielius Kokanauskis
Production: ATOMS & VOID, Studo Uljana KIm

Synopsis

Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator’s personality cult.

The news of Stalin’s death on March 5, 1953, shocked the entire Soviet Union. The burial ceremony was attended by tens of thousands of mourners. We observe every stage of the funeral spectacle, described by Pravda newspaper as „the Great Farewell”, and receive an unprecedented access to the dramatic and absurd experience of life and death under Stalin’s reign.

Director

Director's filmography: Schastye moe (Minu õnn, PÖFF 2010), V tumane (Udus, PÖFF 2012), Maidan (doc, PÖFF 2014), Sobytie (doc, Sündmus, PÖFF 2015), Austerlitz (doc, PÖFF 2016), Krotkaya (Vagurake, PÖFF 2017), The Trial (doc, Protsess, PÖFF 2018), Donbass (PÖFF 2018), Gosudarstvennyye pokhorony (doc, State Funeral, 2019)
  • Sergei Loznitsa

    Fri, November 15, 2019


    20:45


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 6, Tallinn

    Screening code: 010302
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:15
    Language: Russian

    Mon, November 18, 2019


    18:15


    Elektriteater, Tartu

    Screening code: 041802
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:15
    Language: Russian

    Thu, November 21, 2019


    18:45


    Apollo Kino Solaris, Saal 4, Tallinn

    Screening code: 071201
    Subtitles: English
    Screening duration: 02:15
    Language: Russian

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