The Storming of the Winter Palace

Vzyatiye zimnego dvortsa

Dobytí Zimního paláce

  • Alexander Kugel, Boris Svetlov, Konstantin Derzhavin, Leonid Viv’en, Nikolai Evreinov, Nikolai Petrov
  • SUHH
  • 1920, 16 min
Photography: Boris Svetlov
Color: Black and white
Language: No dialogue

On the anniversary of the revolution in 1920, Nikolai Evreinov organized a mass spectacle in Petrograd. Unlike the events of autumn 1917, this re-enactment of the storming of the Winter Palace was meticulously captured on film. The result was a film whose theatrically composed footage is often presented as a documentary record of the 1917 events.


Nikolai Evreinov (1879–1953) was an influential theatre director and playwright and the author of the theory of the monodrama – a play that is performed from the viewpoint and experiences of one single character. In the early 1920s, he emigrated to Paris.

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Lenin: Icon
Exhibition format: Video File
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
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