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Art and Oligarchs
A film by Tania Rakhmanova
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A popular trend among Russian oligarchs is to purchase works of art. Why? It's a way to get into the Kremlinís good graces, to gild their image...and to cover up the origin of their fortunes, often acquired in the shadow of post-Soviet power.

Following a group of newly-minted collectors as they attempt to follow in the steps of well-known collectors of the early 20th-century, Tania Rakhmanov's powerful documentary ART AND OLIGARCHS depicts a Russia where art, easy money, and an authoritarian state co-exist.

Montreal Festival of Films about Art (FIFA)

52 minutes / color
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2010

Subject areas:
Art, Business and Economics, Cultural Studies, Eastern Europe, Russia, Streaming only

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