State Funeral CTBA

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State Funeral is a distinctive documentary that brings together unique, largely unseen archive footage from the funeral of Joseph Stalin in March 1953, as thousands of citizens flooded into the Red Square to mourn the loss of their leader.

The news of Stalin's death on March 5, 1953, shocked the entire Soviet Union. The burial ceremony was attended by tens of thousands of mourners. This film observes every stage of the funeral spectacle, and offers unprecedented access to the experience of life and death under Stalin's reign, providing insight into the nature of the notorious regime, and its legacy that still haunts the contemporary world.

Sergey Loznitsa
2 hours 15 minutes


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