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by Phil Collins


What is the relationship between Manchester in 2018 and the Russian Revolution of 1917? The German philosopher Friedrich Engels, who wrote the Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx, lived for years in this British industrial city. Through this founder of communist theory, artist Phil Collins investigates what remains of his ideas in today’s United Kingdom. How would Engels view the world today? And has anything changed for ‘the working poor’?

original title: Ceremony
country: United Kingdom, Germany, Ukraine
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Phil Collins
film run: 67'
screenplay: Phil Collins
film editing: David Charap
music: Mica Levi, Demdike Stare, Gruff Rhys
producer: Sarah Perks
production: HOME Artist Film
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