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Lenin’s Pawn

December 15, 2022


Lenin’s Pawn


Lenin’s Pawn

by Dragos Turea,
Parmis Film| Moldova

Documentary | 2nd feature


When the Moldovan film industry has nothing left to offer, the talented actor Voloc stumbles upon an unexpected destiny, transforming into the hero of real life.


Voloc a gifted Moldovan actor, is forced to take monotonous jobs due to a lack of film offers. His life changes when Petru Costin, a famed art collector, hires him to attract 500 visitors weekly to his gallery full of communist symbols.

Voloc soon realizes the challenge is impossible because Moldova itself resembles a living communist museum.Determined to confront the nation’s ambivalence, torn between its historical past and its European aspirations, Voloc embarks on a daring mission to dismantle Lenin’s monuments.

Director’s Profile

Dragoș Turea, director, screenwriter, and producer. In 2019, he released “The Soviet Garden” documentary at Sarajevo IFF. Garnering critical acclaim and winning Best Film, Best Screenplay, and a Special Mention for Original Music at the 2020 “Filmmakers’ Gala.
Since then, he has continued to dazzle audiences at renowned film festivals such as Astra Film Festival, Istanbul Film Festival,  Transilvania International Film Festival, Fribourg Film Festival and many others. In 2022, Dragoș Turea was awarded the “Emil Loteanu” prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions to cinematography.
Member Union of Cinematographers since 2020.

Company Profile

The Soviet Garden- 2019
Warboy- 2023
Ultimate Weapon- to be realeased in 2023
Lenin’s Pawn – to be released in 2025.