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School of Seduction - Three Stories From Russia

Alina Rudnitskaya, 94 min

Denmark, 2018

School of Seduction - Three Stories From Russia

Normcore in Russian. Three women sign up for a course in scoring wealthy males in a society where money and social prestige is everything.

Diana, Lida and Vica are three Russian women, about 30 years old, who are all seeking the same thing: security, a higher social status and happiness. The problem is, these are not the easiest wishes to fulfil in today's Russia. Putinism and the patriarchy is dominating, and men are an attracted minority. So our three heroines take matters into their own hands and join a course in the art of seducing a man - preferably a rich one. Here, a middle-aged skirt-chaser teaches them how to score upwards. But where is the dream of happiness in all of it? Alina Rudnitskaya has followed the three women for no less than seven years, and has gathered her sharp observations in a sometimes tragicomic image of gender roles and femininity in today's Russia. Even if Pussy Riot has given the Russian patriarchy a fight to the hilt and created a feminist front in the vast country, there is still a long way to go for the ordinary Russian woman. Even when the dream is still an ordinary life with a man who can pay the rent and your makeup.

Director: Alina Rudnitskaya
Country: Denmark
Year: 2018
Running time: 94 min
Dialogue: Russian
Category: Hits
Tags: Russia Love Feminism CityLife
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Producer: Sigrid Dyekjær
Production Company: Danish Documentary
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