THE LAST SOVIET MOVIE
Director: Aleksandrs Petukhovs
Latvia, 2003, 81 min
Cast:Yevgenia Krukova, Dzintars Belogrudovs, Igors Klass, Larisa Totunova
Crew:Producers: Alexander Hahn, Dzintars Belogrudovs - Screenwriter: Alexander Hahn, Alexander Mahler - Editor: Jutta Brante, Kristians Strobels
A film about Love, Death, and Communism. "My dear Aleksandrs, we filmmakers are all sitting in the same train. Unfortunately there are very few seats. I will leave the train, so that you can take my place." These words by the late director Krzysztof Kieslowski inspired the maker of "The Last Soviet Movie." John F. Romanoff, a writer from Brooklyn, reveals the truth about his ancestors, who were major participants in the Russian Revolution. It is an outrageous, witty and epic tale set in Russia, complete with train rides on the trans-Siberian railway, fights with wild beasts, encounters with ballerinas, nudity and Leninism. It is at the same time entertaining and challenging, continously questioning the reality of what is happening on screen as well as off.
About the director
Born in 1967, in Riga/Latvia. Film director. Studied at the VGIK, Moscow. Lives and works in Riga and Vienna.