This is a film still from NO PLACE FOR FOOLS (2015).

Dmitry Frolov presents NO PLACE FOR FOOLS (2015) at Pushkin House (11 FEB 2022).

Dmitry Frolov presents Oleg Mavromatti’s NO PLACE FOR FOOLS (2015), a skilfully crafted film made up entirely of videos by the late Russian YouTube persona, Sergey Astakhov (11 FEB 19:00).

Submitted by Dmitry Frolov

As part of an ongoing cultural season exploring various aspects of queer sensuality in Russia and beyond, Pushkin House presents a one-off screening of NO PLACE FOR FOOLS, a radical work by artist and filmmaker Oleg Mavromatti that premiered in 2015 at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Mavromatti assembled a found-footage experimental film using fragments of the video blog of the late Sergei Astakhov, a gay man and Orthodox activist who had a developmental disability.

Can homosexuality, Orthodox Christianity and pro-Putin activism co-exist? In many ways Astakhov’s bizarre self-confessional monologues about food, love and patriotism act as a litmus test for Russia’s social and political life.

The film is not recommended for audiences younger than 18 years old (tw: suicide, car accident, fire).

This is a film still from NO PLACE FOR FOOLS (2015).

Dmitry Frolov presents Oleg Mavromatti’s NO PLACE FOR FOOLS (2015) at Pushkin House (11 FEB 19:00), booking now!




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