“An inventive, heart-rending reflection on idealism gone awry.” – Variety
Avant-garde and ancient paganism collide in this fantastical visual feast from Russian visionary Aleksey Fedorchenko (Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari).
In Angels of Revolution we journey to 1934 where Polina-Revoluzia, the beautiful and legendary Communist fighter, is asked by the newborn Soviet government to bring order to the north of the Soviet Union. The shamans of the two native populations, Khanty and Nenets, refuse the new ideology. Polina convinces five of her friends to go with her to the primeval forests around the great Siberian river Ob: a composer, a sculptor, a theatre director, a Constructivist architect and a famous director. Together they are tasked with trying to bridge the chasm between these clashing cultures.
Based on a true story, this immaculately handmade film is a rich tapestry of crude political discourse, offbeat traditional theatre and biting satire.