The Falling Star

Direction
Year
2020
Country
  • France
  • Czech Republic
Duration
18min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

A disquieting exploration of the chaotic dictatorial thinking of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, who, during the last days of his life battles inner demons and remains firmly convinced of his own immortality. A montage of contemporary shots, pixilation and cutout animation applied to archive photographs, creates an inhospitable world of shadows in which supporters and opponents of the Communist monster clash in face to face encounters.

“The use of the supernatural, multiple personalities and secondary psychological states become the logical tool for reviving Stalin, whose soul is becoming lost and is confused and pathological. In this collision between the present and the past, the story develops an independent view of the personality of an individual who left a great imprint in our modern-day history.” L. Malo

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  • JIDFF

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Details

  • Original title
    L’étoile manquante / Echoes of Ji.hlava France
  • Direction
  • Duration
    18 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • France
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production

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