The Fall of Lenin

ZOOM IN Student Film Competition
Svitlana Shymko
Ukraine
2017
11min
Ukrainian, Russian

Bidding farewell to the Soviet legacy generates a range of emotional responses including relief, rage, fear, and regret. The Fall of Lenin is inspired by the laws adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine in 2015, condemning the Communist regime and banning the use of its symbols. Using associative montage, the film reflects on the dawn and twilight of idols, as well as the curious afterlife of history’s ghosts, and in doing so, provides a fresh look at the difficultly of parting with a troubled and troubling past.

Projections: 
11.18. Saturday 16:00
Művész
English Subtitles
Q&A with director
11.19. Sunday 16:00
Kino
English Subtitles
Producer: 
Yulia Serdyukova
Svitlana Shymko
Editor: 
Viktor Onysko
Sound: 
Roman Gomenyuk
Music: 
Andor Sperling
Distribution info: 
Yulia Serdyukova, Docudays UA
Awards: 
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Jury's special mention (2017)