Stalin's Couch

Category: feature
Director: Fanny Ardant
Country: France, Portugal
Year: 2016
Length: 92'
Production Status: completed


Stalin comes to rest three days in a castle in the middle of the forest, accompanied by his longtime mistress, Lidia. In the cabinet where he sleeps, there is a couch that resembles to the one Freud has in London. He proposes to Lidia to play the game of psychoanalysis, at night. During the day a young painter, Danilov, waits to be received by Stalin to present to him the monument of eternity that he designed to his glory. A troubled, dangerous and perverse relationship binds the three leaving the challenge to survive fear and betrayal.

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