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ANNE APPLEBAUM

Influential American and Polish journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. Anne Applebaum has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. She is also the director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in London. Applebaum has also been an editor at The Economist, and a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post. Applebaum specialises in Russian history – she authored critically acclaimed books Gulag: A History (2004) and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 – 1956...

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Fans of 2002’s classic Russian Ark won’t want to miss this fascinating doc on 20th-century Russian avant-garde art. Featuring the voices of Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander, it looks at the artists who flourished in the wake of the revolution before Stalin, who detested this arty business, packed many of these “enemies of the state” off to the gulag. Eye-opening stuff, in every sense” ★★★★ Ali Caterall, Total Film “A radical, visual feast.” Kate Muir, The Times “Ravishing and revolutionary; this extraordinary film shows us where Modern Art really started” Peter York “Stunning research and archive footage conjures Revolutionary...

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SYNOPSIS

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...

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