Spartacus

video
HD, 27:16, 2013

Dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto.

A story of slaves’ rebellion led by Spartacus in Ancient Rome. Based on the famous soviet ballet “Spartak” (1954) by Aram Khachaturyan.
The film is made on the genre intersection point of documentary, silent movie and theatrical performance. I set my story simultaneously in contemporary Moscow and in the revolutionary past and maybe in some unpredictable future. Migrant workers feature in this film. They play both Romans and gladiators. The play is taking place in former industrial space in front of Arch of Titus in a scaled-down form wrapped in floor cloth.

Spartacus-final from Haim Sokol on Vimeo.


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