Foxtrot Films to release ‘Revolution – New Art for a New World’ on 3 April, 2017

Foxtrot Films are proud to announce the release of Revolution – New Art for a New Worlddirected and produced by the BAFTA-winning Margy Kinmonth (Hermitage Revealed, Royal Paintbox) & co-produced by the Emmy-winning Maureen Murray (Lady Chatterley) on DVD from 3rd April.

The film’s release coincides with this year’s centenary of the Russian Revolution and follows a preview of the film featured at the official launch of the Royal Academy of Arts, Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 exhibition this year.

Directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Margy KinmonthRevolution – New Art for a New World is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde.



 Revolution – New Art for a New World brings to life the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde by drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, including rare unseen 100 year old archive footage from the Russian film vaults. Also featured are contributions from contemporary artists, curators, performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, many of which have never been filmed before.

It tells the stories of artists like Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich and others – pioneers who flourished in response to the Utopian challenge of building a New Art for a New World, only to be broken by implacable authority after 15 short years.



Revolution – New Art for a New World was filmed entirely on location in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, with access to The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, The State Hermitage Museum and in co-operation with The Royal Academy of Arts, London. The film features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades, and masterpieces which rarely leave Russia.

Contributors include Museum Directors Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky and Zelfira Tregulova and film director Andrei Konchalovsky. The film also features Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander, James Fleet, Eleanor Tomlinson and Daisy Bevan. 


 Director/producer Margy Kinmonth says:

 “I was inspired, as an artist, to discover how many of the descendants of Russian Avant-Garde artists are themselves working as artists today.   Access to their intensely moving stories brings to life this extraordinary period of artistic innovation, which continues to exert such a powerful legacy a hundred years on.”

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