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DE RODE ZIEL / The Red Soul

DE RODE ZIEL / The Red Soul

Gorter trains a sensitive eye on the complex Russian psyche in The Red Soul. While her core subject is the controversial legacy of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, this is a wide ranging snapshot of a country whose global influence has now become an inescapable news story. Gorter sensibly leaves the viewer to draw their own historical connections between past and present, instead preferring to interview a handful of speakers whose views on Stalin represent the wider spectrum, from characterful seniors to impressionable teens at a political youth-camp designed to promulgate the views of Putin and his party. (Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

Jessica Gorter
Jessica Gorter trained as a documentary director and editor at the Dutch Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. Since her graduation she has been working as an independent filmmaker. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union she travelled to
 St. Petersburg, and has been closely following the development of the country and its inhabitants ever since. This has become a recurring subject for several of her award-winning documentaries.

Film Selection: De rode ziel
 (The Red Soul, 2017, doc) — 900 Dagen (900 Days, 2011, doc) — Quarantaine (Quarantine, 2006, doc) — Piter (2004, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2018

Jessica Gorter

Netherlands 2017
DCP / color & b/w
90 minutes

Sander Snoep
Danniel Danniel, Bobbie Roelofs
Mark Wessner
Rutger Zuydervelt, Ilia Belorukov, René Aquarius

Frank van den Engel,
 Oksana Maksimchuk



Zeppers Film, IKON docs
World Sales

Deckert Distribution

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere