The Red Star

Ernest Gusella

1986, 100:00 minutes, colour, English


The Red Star is a fictionalized, pseudo dramatization of the Russian Revolution, the life of Joseph Stalin, and the rise and fall of Vladimir Mayakovsky the quintessential artist of the revolution. Based on research, hearsay, and fantasy, this work might be described as a modernist collage. It questions the role of an artist in society - it informs and analyzes the life and times of Stalin - it questions the very notion or meaning of the word history.

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