Were the democrats going to assassinate Donald Trump? Will Trump save the world? Is Hillary Clinton really a witch cursed by a mummy?
Our New President answers “yes” to all these questions. The film depicts Trump’s rise to become the president of the United States entirely through material from Russian state-owned news media and videos made by regular Russian citizens. In the videos we see Trump-fans who have succumbed entirely to the news on TV, praising “their president”.
Some occasional distorted news reports would be easy to dismiss as random oddities. However, shown back to back they paint a comically macabre and chillingly horrifying picture of the absurd Russian media propaganda and of the cold logics behind it.
This startlingly convincing collage is directed by Russian US-based Maxim Pozdorovkin (Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer). At the Sundance Film Festival where the film had its world premiere, the director called it “a documentary without a single true statement in it”.
Janne Sundqvist (Translation: Ulrika Sundelin)
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: English (partly)
- Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin
- Country: Yhdysvallat
- Year: 2018
- Length: 78 min
- Age limit: K16
- Format: DCP
- Editing: Maxim Pozdorovkin, Matvey Kulakov
- Production: Joe Bender, Maxim Pozdorovkin, Charlotte Cook / Third Party Films
- Kinopalatsi 5: Mon 28.1. at 19.15
- Kinopalatsi 7: Thu 31.1. at 21.45
- Savoy-teatteri: Sat 2.2. at 15.00
- Kinopalatsi 1: Sun 3.2. at 13.00