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*POSTPONED until further notice* The Lenin Factor. (2019) Film screening with presentation and Q&As with director V. Khotinenko

Saturday 21 March, 2020, 18:30 - 21:30

| £5,

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of V.I.Lenin we are delighted to present a screening of the latest film by Vladimir Khotinenko “The Lenin Factor” (2019) as part of the Russian-British Sochi International Film Festival and Awards in the UK.

Year of production: 2019
Runtime: 113 min.
Age qualification: 12+
Director: Vladimir Khotinenko
Producers: Sergey Melkumov, Anton Zlatopolsky, Alexander Rodnyansky, Vladimir Khotinenko, Dmitry Litvinov, Vera Malysheva
Writers: Kirill Zhurenkov, Nadezhda Vorobyova
DOP: Denis Alarcon Ramirez
Production Designer: Sergey Ivanov
Production: Roi Studio
Country: Russia
Key cast: Evgeny Mironov, Daria Ekamasova, Fedor Bondarchuk, Paulina Andreeva

It’s been almost three years since the bloodiest war in the history of humanity began – World War One. Vladimir Lenin has long been living abroad and has recently moved to Zurich. Having devoted his whole life to preparing the revolution, Lenin “missed” its beginning and is now looking for any opportunity to return to Russia and take control of the situation.



Vladimir Khotinenko is a Russian director, screenwriter, producer. People’s Artist of Russia, member of the European Film Academy. Chair of the Directing Department at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) since 1995. He has been teaching at the High Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors for many years, and at the Mikhalkov Academy since 2015.

His films have won awards at many prestigious film festivals in Russia and abroad. Vladimir Khotinenko’s films have also been recipients of the Russian NIKA Academy of Cinema Arts and the Golden Eagle awards. The Golden Eagle award by the National Film Awards of Russia was also bestowed on his work related to the great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which, in addition to reflecting historical events also presents the modern interpretation of the classic text and the eternal nature of philosophical questions of good versus evil, faith versus lack of belief, ignoble versus honorable behavior.

Selected Filmography: 

  • 2019 The Lenin Factor
  • 2009 The Priest
  • 2004 72 Meter
  • 1995 A Muslim (Musulmanin)
  • 1993 Makarov
  • 1992 Patriotic Comedy
  • 1987 Mirror for a Hero

This film screening is part of the International Sochi Film Festival and Awards in the UK 17-27 March 2020. https://www.sochifilmawards.com/


Saturday 21 March, 2020
18:30 - 21:30


The Old Library, Pembroke College
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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