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Winter, Go Away!


Russia. Dirs. Graduates of Marina Razbezhkina’s School of Documentary Film and Documentary Theatre. 2012, 79 mins. Digital projection. A collaboration among ten young directors, all students of the documentarian Razbezhkina, this street-level chronicle of last winter’s demonstrations against Vladimir Putin’s presidential run captures the carnivalesque energy of the protests and the brutality of the crackdowns. As befits a collective work, it is a vivid portrait of the many faces of contemporary Russia—some (like the Pussy Riot episode) familiar from the headlines, others not at all.

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