SEX IN USSR. DOUBLE LIFE

DUBULTĀ DZĪVE. SEKSS UN PSRS

By Ināra KOLMANE

FILM STUDIO DEVINI - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2018

Short history about sexuality in USSR.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Historical, Documentary
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, FRANCE, UKRAINE
    • Languages
    • LATVIAN, RUSSIAN, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 61 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ināra KOLMANE
    • Writer(s)
    • Ināra KOLMANE
    • Producer(s)
    • Janis JUHNEVICS (FILM STUDIO DEVINI)
    • Synopsis
    • By throwing a nostalgic and ironic smile back at the history and looking into the sexual experiment that the USSR attempted to implement, we shall communicate the argument that no ideology is everlasting; it is life itself that is everlasting, just like man is created for love. ...
      Officially the topic of sex was almost prohibited. Human feelings and private life were sublimated, by means of propaganda, as love of the party and its leaders. Changes in the dictators and leaders caused changes in the people’s attitude: to believe blindly or to merely pretend belief in the ideals of Communism. Gradually, common sense and Nature’s dictate prevailed. Although sex was practically proclaimed ‘non-existent’, children, of course, were born and people loved each other not only platonically and not just as the Communist Party had stipulated. ...
      Through irony and humour-charged stories the film will tell about the real life of the people and the life that the Communist Party and its leaders tried to implant in the broad masses of the country. It will be a story about the true lifestyle of the leaders themselves and the people surrounding them. There were circles to whom everything was permitted, while they openly advocated that it was base to make love and that it was shameful to talk or even think about it. ...
      Alongside with official and unseen private archive materials we will disclose preserved evidence of the times e.g. high-secrecy defence industry factory near Moscow – where condoms were produced as the second priority item alongside with gasmasks. This is just an example of the exotic material we will have. ...
      “Sexual culture is a comparatively small part of the nation’s culture, though at the same time like in a drop of water, everything is reflected in it.” (I. Kon)
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