Feature Films out of Competition

Feature Film Out of Competition 11: 1917 – The Real October

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In February 1917, the tsar gets overthrown. In October, the Bolsheviks rule by themselves. What were poets, thinkers and avant-gardists like Maxim Gorky and Kazimir Malevich doing during this drastic change of power? Five artists spring from the director's pile of books as animated cut-out figures. With their own recorded voices, they participate in salons, committees, and street riots.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: 1917 - Der Wahre Oktober

    Directed by: Katrin ROTHE

    Country: Germany

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 01 h 19 min 30 s

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film out of competition

    Techniques used: cut-outs, puppets

    Version: Version originale allemande et anglaise

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Katrin ROTHE

    Production: KATRIN ROTHE, Katrin ROTHE, DSCHOINT VENTSCHR FILMPRODUKTION, Werner SCHWEIZER, MAXIM FILM, Peter ROLOFF

    Distribution: NEW DOCS, Elina KREWITZ

    Script: Katrin Rothe

    Storyboard: Carolin Hamann

    Layout: Matthias Daenschel

    Sets: Alma Weber

    Animation: Lydia Günther, Gabriel Möhring, Lisa Neubauer, Keti Zavrustreli

    Camera: Björn Raddatz, Thomas Schneider, Robert Laatz

    Compositing: Thorsten Pengel

    Music: Thomas Mävers

    Sound: Anders Wasserfall

    Editing: Silke Botsch

    Voice: Trevor Roling

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