THE MAUSOLEUM
Film - Program 4 Filmfest 2016

THE MAUSOLEUM

Directed by Lauri Randla

Info

Director: Lauri Randla
Section: Program 4
Country: Estonia
Year: 2016
OT: MAUSOLEUM
Language: Russian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Victor Kotowicz von Lahnberg, Aleksandr Okunev, Matti Onnismaa, Eduard Toman, Sergei Furmanjuk, Ilja Nartov
18+

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Logline

THE MAUSOLEUM

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

THE MAUSOLEUM

Lauri Randla

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.

Credits

Screenplay: Lauri Randla
Director of Photography: Peter Salovaara
Film Editor: Leo Liesvirta
Production Designer: Juulia Jokinen
Costume Design: Maria Rosenquist
Sound: Jorma Kaulanen
Producer: Peeter Urbla, Saara Toivanen