‘Stalin is dead. Long live Stalin!’. ‘Meduza’ reviews a new documentary film composed entirely of archival footage from Joseph Stalin’s funeral

State Funeral, a new film from director Sergey Loznitsa, is composed entirely of archival newsreels that depict the Soviet people’s last goodbye to Joseph Stalin. The film premiered on September 6 at the Venice Film Festival before returning to Russia for Artdokfest. Meduza’s resident film critic, Anton Dolin, reviewed this unusual documentary.