Also in this program
A short story about pathologist Aleksey Abrikosov, who embalmed the body of Vladimir Ilyitch Lenin in 1924. As a result, in theory, Soviet man finally conquered death itself, though death has followed the entire nation ever since the embalming, through the Stalinist purges. Pathologist Abrikosov gets a phone call in the middle of the night, just before the 1936 May Day festivities, and is informed that there's a fly inside Lenin's sarcophagus. No one knows how to get rid of it as Lenin lies in a sealed micro climate, designed to preserve the God of communism forever.
- Duration: 26 Min.
- Film School: UIAH, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Meet the director
Lauri Randla studies film directing at Aalto University’s School of Art and Design, ELO Film School Helsinki. THE MAUSOLEUM is his graduation movie for his master’s degree.