THE RED SOUL
Thursday May 3, 2:00 PM / Saturday May 5, 12:00
The Red Soul
Netherlands, 2017 (90 min.)
More than 50 years after the death of Stalin, Russia is still divided. Was Stalin a great leader who made Russia into a superpower? Or was he a ruthless dictator, responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people? Virtually no family has been left untouched by the consequences of Stalin’s regime, and in every corner of the country, victims’ families are struggling with history. Throughout society, Stalin’s popularity is growing, and there is a yearning for a sense of national unity. The Red Soul shows how the past lives on in present-day Russia, and thus makes its mark on the future.
Jessica Gorter’s previous film, 900 Days: Myth and Reality of the Leningrad Blockade, was shown at ASN 2013.
“A sensitive and expert outsider's eye on the complex Russian psyche”
– Hollywood Reporter
Livia Bloom Ingram, Icarus Films
In Russian with English subtitles