SCHOOL OF SEDUCTION

A film by Alina Rudnitskaya
Documentary  |  95 min |  DEN, AUT, NOR, RUS  |  2019
A co-production with Danish Documentary

SYNOPSIS

As they say in Russia: You cannot sit on two chairs at the same time. But that’s precisely what modern Russian women are trying to do. One chair is the patriarchal community, the second is female empowerment. Russian women want men to spend their money on them, but at the same time, they don’t want to lose their independence. This is the dilemma at the heart of the film. Our three heroines take matters into hand and start at a course called The School of Seduction, where they learn how to live, think and behave in order to be loved. But is this really what they want and dream about?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR INCOME WERE TAKEN CARE OF?

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before – intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

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FESTIVALS

Sydney Film Festival 2019
München Documentary Festival 2019
CPH:DOX 2019

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Prog. Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen International Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland)
and Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival Int. de Programmes Audiovisuels
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland)
El Documental Del Mes (Spain)
New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa

13th Zurich Film Festival
Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival 2017
Crossing Europe 2017
Diagonale 2017 – Official Feature Film Competition
CPH:DOX 2017 – Special Screenings
FIPA Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels 2017
A Design Film Festival 2017
Bergen Int. Film Festival
Socaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival
Dockville in Leuven
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Festival des Libertès
Foyle Film Festival
Int. Documentary Film Festival CENTER in Moscow
Millenium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
Pan European Screening: 
Against Gravity (Poland), El Documental Del Mes (Spain), New Notions Cinema (Northern Ireland) and
Documentary Filmclub (Berlin)
Umwelttage olang in Südtirol
Take One Action Film Festival
Utopia by Goethe Institut in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa

QUOTES

»Rudnitskaya, a Russian woman herself, follows her protagonists for seven years, emerging with some remarkable footage of their development and struggles. The director uses aerial shots of the city
to show off some its more brutal, ugly architecture, enhancing the
crushing feeling of oppression.« SWITCH.

»Alina Rudnitskaya starts her film in her native city saying that
this is about man and woman in a Russia that is proud of herself
or should I say himself. And she does so with her own signature
of tragedy and comedy.«
 – FILMKOMMENTAREN.DK


»The film has the potential to challenge people’s stances and get them to consider an unconditional basic income!« – KLAUS KOFLER, FUTUROLOGIST

»A film that today has already documented the world of tomorrow.« – MICHAEL BOHMEYER, GRUNDEINKOMMEN.DE

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 95 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES – Russian
SUBTITLES – German, English
LOCATIONS – Russia
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP, BluRay
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 16:9
PICTURES/SEC – 24

CREW

WRITER & DIRECTOR
Alina Rudnitskaya

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Alexander Demianenko

EDITORS
Cathrine Ambus

SOUND RECORDISTS
Aleksey Antonov

SOUND DESIGN
Geir Døhlie Gjerdsjø, Are Åberg, Audun Kvitland Røstad

MUSIC COMPOSER
Karwan Marouf

PRODUCERS
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Alina Rudnitskaya, Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber, Christian Falch, Torstein Parelius, Heino Deckert

CAST

Lida
Vika
Diana

PARTNERS

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