Revolution: New Art For A New World

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2016
  • Running time: 85 min
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... read more
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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 and propaganda posters retain over the modern consciousness 100 years on.

Original Release

11/10/2016

US Release

03/08/2017

Cast

Sean Cronin Sergeant Berman
Alex Enmarch Nikolay Punin
James Fleet Wassily Kandinsky (voice) / Wassily Kandinsky
Ernest Gromov Officer Vorontsov
Tom Hollander Kazimir Malevich (voice) / Kazimir Malevich
Andrey Konchalovskiy Himself / Self
Matthew MacFadyen Vladimir Lenin (voice) / Vladimir Lenin
Mikhail Piotrovsky Himself / Self
Tom Rose Gustav Klutsis - Prisoner
Daisy Bevan Varvara Stepanova (voice) / Varvara Stepanova
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Margy Kinmonth

Writers

Margy Kinmonth

Cast

Sean Cronin Sergeant Berman
Alex Enmarch Nikolay Punin
James Fleet Wassily Kandinsky (voice) / Wassily Kandinsky
Ernest Gromov Officer Vorontsov
Tom Hollander Kazimir Malevich (voice) / Kazimir Malevich
Andrey Konchalovskiy Himself / Self
Matthew MacFadyen Vladimir Lenin (voice) / Vladimir Lenin
Mikhail Piotrovsky Himself / Self
Tom Rose Gustav Klutsis - Prisoner
Daisy Bevan Varvara Stepanova (voice) / Varvara Stepanova
Eleanor Tomlinson Lyubov Popova (voice) / Lyubov Popova
Zelfira Tregulova Herself / Self
Yaseen Aroussi Vladimir Tatlin
Moneer Elmasseek Alexander Rodchenko
Veera Jegorova Petrograd Artist

Producers

Editors

Gordon Mason

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