The Suicide

Gregg Bordowitz

1996 | 01:27:49 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 |

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Performance

The tension arising between the demands of AIDS activism and Bordowitz's increasing desire to explore aspects of his own life outside the framework of AIDS resulted in the appropriation of a work from the Soviet avant-garde: Nikolai Erdman's play The Suicide. The protagonist, Semyon, as he tries to unyoke himself from the enforced optimism of a bureaucratic order that prohibits any discussion of disappointment and despair following the revolution.

Featuring Lothaire Bluteau as Semyon.

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