Sunday 22 October, 16:15

Heartless Moscow. The world of Vladimir Sorokin

Francesco Conversano and Nene Grignaffini, Italy, 2000, 51', OVSS.

A portrait of Muscovite writer Vladimir Sorokin, described by
critics as the Tarantino of post-Soviet literature and author of such
books as the controversial Goluboye Salo (1999, Blue Lard). The
documentary includes readings of fragments from his work, with a review
of the most frequently arising themes and obsessions. The writer
criticises the myth of the ex Soviet empire and, in particular, of the
Stalinist period.