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Revolution - New Art For A New World

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A bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and others – pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a New Art for a New World, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years. Stalin’s rise to power marked the close of this momentous period, consigning the Avant Garde to obscurity. Yet the Russian Avant-Garde continues to exert a lasting influence over art movements up to the present day. Revolution - New Art for a New World confirms this, exploring the fascination that these colourful paintings, inventive sculptures and propaganda posters retain over the modern consciousness 100 years on.


Type of film
Running Time
85 mins
Margy Kinmonth
Margy Kinmonth
Maureen Murray
Gordon Mason A.C.E.
Margy Kinmonth
Director of Photography
Gennady Nemikh, Maxim Tarasyugin, Patrick Duval
Location Sound: Igor Ushankov, Ilya Talochkin, Tony Burke, Stephen Anderson. Sound re-recording Mixers George Foulgham and Nas Parkash
Edmund Jolliffe
Principal Cast
Voice of Vladimir Lenin - Matthew Macfadyen, Voice of Kazimir Malevich - Tom Hollander, Voice of Lyubov Popova - Eleanor Tomlinson, Voice of Wassily Kandinsky - James Fleet, Voice of Varvara Stepanova - Daisy Bevan
Film Image
REVOLUTION - Banner Painting. Photograph ©

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Last updated 16th November 2016

Production Company

An Arts Alliance Distribution presentation with the support of Alisher Usmanov, Founder of the Charity Fund “Art, Science and Sport.
A Foxtrot Films Production. A Margy Kinmonth Film.

Foxtrot Revolution Ltd


Arts Alliance Distribution Ltd