Scene from the film The Fall of Lenin
Scene from the film The Fall of Lenin
Scene from the film The Fall of Lenin

The Fall of Lenin

  • Ukraine
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An ironic documentary film about the farewell to the phantoms of the USSR in Ukraine.The spiritual session with the ghost of Lenin guides us through our past, present and future. The film presents the dawn and the twilight of idols, and the curious afterlife of history’s ghosts.It is inspired by laws adopted in 2015 by the parliament of Ukraine which condemn the Soviet totalitarian regime and ban the use of Communist symbols.


  • Original title
    The Fall of Lenin
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Viktor Onysko
  • Sound
    Roman Gomenyuk
  • Duration
    11 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Ukraine
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    • DOK Leipzig
    • Minsk IFF
    • Odesa IFF
    • Riga IFF
    • Docudays UA
    • Easter Neighbors IFF
  • Awards
    • Docudays UA (Special Mention Award)
    • Gogolfest (Special Mention Award)
    • Proektor FF (Best Documentary Film) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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