Ukrainian-Russian director, producer Alexander Rodnyansky announced the historical series “Red Rainbow” about German gay activists mistakenly brought to the Soviet Union by the Central Committee of the CPSU. He spoke about the new project on Instagram on Friday, May 8.
“In 1978, the Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, Ivan Kapitonov, who was on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, accidentally mistook young people for his rally at the rally and invited a group of German gay activists to the USSR,” Rodnyansky wrote.
According to him, the rights to the plot were acquired from participants in real events, in particular from a translator who accompanied the foreign delegation. “Her task was especially difficult – it was impossible to allow the high authorities to become aware of the annoying mistake of Comrade Kapitonov,” Rodnyansky added.
He compared the upcoming series with such foreign projects as “Rubbish” and “Just kidding.” Project release dates have not yet been specified.
Alexander Rodnyansky was a producer of such films as “Yield”, “Leviathan” and “Dislike”.