State Funeral

This film is a real accomplishment. It takes contemporary footage of Stalin’s funeral and cuts it together with foley. It makes you feel like you’re watching it on 24-hour news, not as historical archive footage.

That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s like watching 2 and quarter hours of a state funeral on rolling news. Think Diana’s funeral but double-plus. I fell asleep for 15 minutes at one point and when I woke they were still shuffling past Stalin’s body for a peek. Bury the cunt already!

What was really interesting was to see the diversity of Soviet people. There’s black Russians, there are Asiatic peoples herding with reindeer, an entire continent’s worth of people all hearing the news at once. Puts you in awe of the scale of everything.