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Theatre named for the ussr

Company :  NTV BROADCASTING COMPANY
Year :  2004
Duration :  40 min
Total number of releases :  2
Written by :  Yelena Nemikh
Author :  Takmenev Vadim
Director :  Yelena Nemikh
Life is theatre and people are its actors. If we follow the logic of the statement, all actions ever taken by people become a continuous theatric. The film “ Theatre Named for the USSR” features the theatre of Soviet rituals born in the process of formation of a new Soviet citizen. Baptism turned into Octoberism ceremony; as people grew up they shouted “Always ready!”, weddings turned red and burials went through the “ash revolution” – a special decree was issued that allowed cremation. New red holidays that entered people’s lives caused new rules of their celebration and indeed merged into one majour ritual – demonstration of solidarity to living and dead working people. The essence of the theatric in the USSR never changed. As new customers for the show — party leaders came they only changed the form of the revolutionary play. USSR theatre in the context of contemporary history became the core of the plot of the film.