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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).

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