the event

the event is a film about the aborted coup in russia in 1991 … more specifically about the protests in leningrad/stpetersburg. whilst blood was being shed in moscow and sergi loznitsa was hanging out in kiev where apparently nothing much happened, some intrepid underground filmmakers took footage of the huge gatherings in central leningrad.

losnitska then took this footage,added some boring speeches almost all by men, typical rhetoric of comrades we will not be betrayed by the former party leaders blablabla … and that was it

genius?

rather disappointing …of course the footage was interesting but i much rather hear the voices of the people on the streets …

there were some cool banners though like:

  • no to fascism
  • we have been betrayed by bureacrats for 73 years

uh i cant remember the rest

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