Generation P

Generation P
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Generation P
Russia, 2011, 116 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: USA
US Premiere
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Russian English Sub-Titles

At its most affecting, satire, Russian style, is big, brash, bold, and beguiling. Russian-born, American-raised director Victor Ginzburg’s wild-eyed demolition of post-Soviet culture is a drug-fueled rollercoaster ride chronicling the exploits of a poet manqué who finds himself working in the advertising world after the fall of communism. First seen selling cigarettes, Babylen Tatarsky (Vladimir Yepifantsev) has a knack for scamming his customers, something that serves him perfectly as he climbs from his lowly position to the top ranks of the corporate world in the ‘90s—the era of Wild West capitalism, gangsters, oligarchs, and political puppets. Something of a mystic—he ingests various mind-altering substances in an effort to communicate with Ishtar, the Babylonian goddess of fertility and sex—Babylen’s crazed personal philosophy allows him to fit right in with the unfettered madness that surrounds him. Capturing an epoch known for its delirium with an appropriately delirious visual style that does not skimp on period detail or complicated set pieces, Ginzburg has created a unique, kaleidoscopic dissection of an outrageous era. Call it Fear and Loathing in Moscow….

Director Victor Ginzburg and Producer Jim Steele are expected to attend both screenings.

DIRECTOR: Victor Ginzburg
Producer: Victor Ginzburg,Stanislav Yershov, Yuri Krestinskyi, Jim Steele, Roger Trilling
Editor: Anton Anisimov, Vladimir Markov
Screenwriter: Victor and Djina Ginzburg
Cinematographer: Aleksei Rodlonov
Music: Kaveh Cohen, Micheal Nielsen and Alexander Hacke
Principal Cast: Vladimir Yepifantsev, Mikhail Yefremov, Vladimir Menshov, Andrei Fomin, Sergei Shnurov, Oleg Taktarov
Filmography: The Restless Garden (1994) Documentary
Print Source: Generation P LLC - www.generationp.ru


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