2021, Thu, Jul 29

The Communist Revolution was Caused by the Sun | L. Cohen

D: Anton Vidokle, Kazakhstan / USA 2015, 33 min | D: James Benning, USA 2017, 45 min

The Communist Revolution was Caused by the Sun (film still)

The Communist Revolution was Caused by the Sun (film still)

The Communist Revolution was Caused by the Sun

D: Anton Vidokle, Kazakhstan, USA 2015, 33 min, OV with English subtitles

The second installment of Anton Vidokle’s trilogy on Russian cosmism looks at the poetic dimension of the solar cosmology of Soviet biophysicist Alexander Chizhevsky. Shot in Kazakhstan, where Chizhevsky was imprisoned and later exiled, the film introduces Сhizhevsky’s research into the impact of solar emissions on human sociology, psychology, politics and economics in the form of wars, revolutions, epidemics and other upheavals.

L. Cohen

D: James Benning, USA 2017, 45 min, no dialogue

A farm field in Oregon on a very special day.