Forever Lenin

Author/Director Xavier Villetard
Producer Leitmotiv Production
Country France
Length 52’
Year 2005

Staline’s idea to mummify Lenin was the first act of an ideology to create a living God.
Over the course of the century, the adventures of Lenin's mummy reflect the history of the Soviet Union. Criss-crossing visible history and the very secretive darkness that is emerging with the disappearance of the Soviet Union, “Forever Lenin” conducts an autopsy of Vladimir Ilitch’s mummy. Behind the laboratory’s closed doors some maintain the wild idea of artificial eternity. Archival documents place this desperate quest in an historical perspective.


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