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  • Comrade, Where Are You Today?

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  • Year:
  • 2016

  • In 1988 Kirsi Marie Liimatainen heads for the GDR to study Marxism-Leninism at the international youth academy “Wilhelm Pieck”. Students come from around the world – they are functionaries, freedom fighters and activists. The concept of international solidarity is convincing, but the real socialism is marked by contradictions and the gap between theory and reality is obvious. In the summer of 1989 the course ends – a few months later the Berlin Wall falls. 24 years later, Kirsi Marie sets out on a cinematic journey to Germany, Bolivia, Chile, Lebanon and South Africa to meet up once more with her former fellow students. What remains of their dream of revolution? Are there any utopias left, and which are worth fighting for?

    Director’s Statement: Comrade, Where Are You Today? is a personal documentary, which tries to find answers to the initial attraction and later decline of the international left movement. It’s a journey through time and space: from the belief in international solidarity to the disappointment in a world without ideals and, finally, the eternal quest for justice and fairness.

  • Director:
  • Kirsi Marie Liimatainen
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 112 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Ilanga Films
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen is an award-winning Finnish director born in 1968. At first, she studied theatre and drama, and worked as an actress. From 1999-2006, she studied directing at the Babelsberg Film University in Germany. Her works, such as Modlicha, Sonja and Comrade, Where Are You Today? include fiction, documentary films and theatre.
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  • Comrade, Where Are You Today? Image
  • Comrade, Where Are You Today?

  • Year:
  • 2016

  • Director:
  • Kirsi Marie Liimatainen
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 112 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Ilanga Films
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • In 1988 Kirsi Marie Liimatainen heads for the GDR to study Marxism-Leninism at the international youth academy “Wilhelm Pieck”. Students come from around the world – they are functionaries, freedom fighters and activists. The concept of international solidarity is convincing, but the real socialism is marked by contradictions and the gap between theory and reality is obvious. In the summer of 1989 the course ends – a few months later the Berlin Wall falls. 24 years later, Kirsi Marie sets out on a cinematic journey to Germany, Bolivia, Chile, Lebanon and South Africa to meet up once more with her former fellow students. What remains of their dream of revolution? Are there any utopias left, and which are worth fighting for?

    Director’s Statement: Comrade, Where Are You Today? is a personal documentary, which tries to find answers to the initial attraction and later decline of the international left movement. It’s a journey through time and space: from the belief in international solidarity to the disappointment in a world without ideals and, finally, the eternal quest for justice and fairness.

  • About the Director:
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen is an award-winning Finnish director born in 1968. At first, she studied theatre and drama, and worked as an actress. From 1999-2006, she studied directing at the Babelsberg Film University in Germany. Her works, such as Modlicha, Sonja and Comrade, Where Are You Today? include fiction, documentary films and theatre.