School of Seduction – Three Stories from Russia

Directed by Alina Rudnitskaya
2019
Denmark
88 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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In Putin’s Russia, women invest in workshops that purport to teach the skills necessary to seduce wealthy men. Award-winning filmmaker Alina Rudnitskaya follows three graduates.

Each of these 30-something Russian women is desperately seeking a better life. Lida, who is dating a married man, hates living with her mum. Vika is riddled with anxiety about her situation. A lonely single mother, Diana, wants a relationship – but the guy must have money. A sleazy middle-aged man runs the workshop; “what a nightmare,” says one pupil, as he hip-grinds with the class. Rudnitskaya follows the women for seven years as they chase their dreams of success. In a society where money and prestige are everything, it's not surprising that happiness means designer clothes and a nice apartment. This absorbing documentary delivers outrage and comedy, while providing a sharp insight into the gender gap in 21st century Russia.

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Wed 12 June
8:20pm
Dendy Newtown
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Fri 14 June
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown
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Program Strand
International Documentaries
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Denmark
Language
In Russian with English subtitles
Director
Alina Rudnitskaya
Producer
Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Screenwriter
Alina Rudnitskaya
Cinematographer
Alexander Demyanenko
Editor
Cathrine Ambus
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Women Directors, Gender & Sexuality, Biography, Focus on Women
Company Credits
World Sales: Autlook Filmsales
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