V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

I Don't Believe in Anarchy

V' 15

I Don't Believe in Anarchy

Anna Tsyrlina, Natalya Chumakova
RUS/CH, 2015
Documentaries, 73min, OmeU

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I Don't Believe in Anarchy

Anna Tsyrlina, Natalya Chumakova
RUS/CH, 2015
Documentaries, 73min, OmeU

Contributors: 
Yegor Letov
Konstantin Ryabinov
Sergey Letov
Sergey Zharikov
Arkady Klimkin
Oleg Sudakov
Igor Zhevtun
Screenplay: 
Anna Tsyrlina
Natalya Chumakova
Sound: 
Sid Iandovka
Aleksandr Kopeykin
Camera: 
diverse
Editor: 
Sid Iandovka
Composer: 
Yegor Letov and GrOb

Production: 
Anna Tsyrlina, Cosmosfilm
World Sales: 
Anna Tsyrlina
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

In the minds of countless russians who came of age during the fall of the Soviet Union, the radical lyrics and selfmade visceral sound of the cult siberian band Civil Defense and its visionary leader Yegor Letov have come to embody the apocalyptic spirit of those heady days. Thirty years later, Letov’s legacy resonates strongly as ever. “It is no coincidence that in its inquiry into subjective and objective representation, the film contains elements of both biographical fact and cinematographic fiction, a mix of the concrete and the imaginary. Taking select life events from the 70’s to 1991 (Letov died in 2008) as a conditional plot of the film, his story is consciously narrated as a myth. In its highest points it becomes a parable of what it’s like to ‘be in a band’ and what is sacred about music, while on another level, this ‘official’ film is more significant for what it conceals about its transgressive and elusive protagonist.” (Anna Tsyrlina)

In the presence of Anna Tsyrlina and Sid Iandovka.

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