The Potemkinists

A sculptor seeks inspiration from a historical event, leading to a comedic exploration of art, history, memory, and cinema.
Radu Jude
The PotemkinistsThe Potemkinists


In 1905, the sailors on the battleship Potemkin are given political asylum in Romania - an act of defiance against Russia. In 2021, a sculptor (Alexandru Dabija) wants to create an artwork inspired by the event. A comedy about art, history, memory and cinema, which film critic Andrei Gorzo describes as "a cross between a Caragiale sketch and a Mark Rappaport video essay"

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