Life and Death of the Illustrious Rasputin (France)
Saturday, 6th December, 2014 | 11:00am | The Screening Room
Filmmaker: Céline Devaux
Language: French (English subtitles)
Duration: 10 min
Genre: Short, Animation
Year of Release: 2013
This film is an animated poem, originally written in French Alexandrine rhymes. The film tells the fascinating story of wandering Siberian monk, Grigori Rasputin, who claimed to possess healing and divinatory skills –ultimately placing him in a seat of great power in the capital of the Russian empire, St. Petersburg. Although extremely rough and known to be a quite unpleasant looking man, Rasputin managed to seduce his audience with his credulity and sexual magnetism. This film is a tragicomical animation about his rise and fall.
After a bachelor in Literature and History, Céline Devaux studied Animation Cinema for five years at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris. Life and Death of the Illustrious Raputin is her graduation movie.