Lenin. The Price of Authority
Lenin. Cena vlasti, Russia, 2011, 52 min, Beta SP, DVD, History, Portrait
In statements about Lenin, as a rule, there are two diametrically opposite points of view. For some, it's the torch, the genius of all time; for others, he is the emanation of evil. But in all these perspectives, either the great saint or the great villain has one thing in common - "the great". How did this man break through not only the history of Russia, but influenced the history of the world, too. Perhaps the answer lies in his specific personality, as shown in the film. The filmmakers tried to show Lenin through the memories of those who knew him - his colleagues, contemporaries and friends. The documents and photographs used in film come from the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History which was, until recently closed, to researchers.
Director of photography:
Andrey Sorokin, Boris Dvorkin