The Fall of Lenin

Ukraine, 2017, 11 min.

Director

Svitlana Shymko

Producer

Yulia Serdyukova

Scenario

Svitlana Shymko

Rights Holder

Non-Government Оrganization «Pivden»

DOP

Svitlana Shymko

Production

Svitlana Shymko

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.

HONORS
2017 Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary FF (Ukraine) – Special Mention
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Svitlana Shymko

An independent director from Ukraine, a graduate of the DocNomads international MA program in documentary filmmaking. Her short films were shown and received awards at numerous international film festivals. She works on developing political, social, and feminist topics in documentary cinema.

Selected filmography

2017 The Fall of Lenin

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