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Stalin's Couch

TIFF.17 - Close-up Fanny Ardant

Stalin's Couch TIFF.17

Category: Close-up Fanny Ardant
Director: Fanny Ardant
Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Seigner, Paul Hamy
Duration: 91 min.
Country: France
Year: 2016

Stalin has come to rest in a castle in the middle of the forest. He is accompanied by his long-time mistress, Lidia. In the office where he sleeps there is a couch that resembles Freud's couch. He suggests to Lidia that they play a psychoanalyst game at night. During the day, Danilov, a young painter, waits to be introduced to Stalin in order to offer him the monument of eternity that he has conceived to honor him. A dangerous and twisted relationship develops between the three...

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