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Soviet Barbara, the Story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow

Soviet Barbara, the Story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow (English, Russian, Icelandic with English subtitles)
Location
Main screening room
Date
March 6th, 2024
Duration
90 min
Cycle
Avec le MAC

In conjunction with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, we offer this screening as a complement to the exhibition Velvet Terrorism: Pussy Riot’s Russia.

Soviet Barbara, the Story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow
Directed by
Gaukur Úlfarsson
Language
English, Russian, Icelandic with English subtitles
Origins
Iceland
Year
2023
Duration
90 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

In December 2021, Icelandic art star Ragnar Kjartansson opens a Russian oligarch's museum by re-staging the American soap Santa Barbara live. Witness the jaw-dropping avant-garde critique of the Post-Soviet empire play out on the eve of Putin's brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Soviet Barbara, the Story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow

Gaukur Úlfarsson

Gaukur Úlfarsson is an Icelandic filmmaker. He began his career directing advertisements and music videos, as well as a TV Series in 2005. In 2010, he directed the documentary Gnarr, which followed the political campaign of comedian Jón Gnarr to become the mayor of Reykjavík.

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