Feature Documentary shot in Digital Cinema camera with 16:9/1:1,78 format.
Directed by:Valentí Figueres
Written by: Helena Sánchez and Valentí Figueres
A production of Los Sueños de la Hormiga Roja S.L.U.
A fiction film made with fragments of reality.
An historical documentary made by cogging fictional elements
The K Effect. Stalin’s Editor reveals the curious and amazing story of Maxime Stransky through his amateurs footages and personal home movies.
This is the odyssey of those who dared dreaming and were devoured by their dreams.
An adventure into the origins of cinema and utopias, an historical road movie.
Childhood friend of Sergei Eisenstein, Maxime Stransky is an actor in 1920 Moscow and an adventurer of the revolution, a counterfeiter and Hollywood producer - Stalin’s film editor.
Together they will experience the great journey of presonal creation through cinema and the collective formation of a new society. Through crossings and meetings taking place throughout Maxime and Sergei Eisenstein paths of life, we will explain how the ideals of an historical period were forged. All this considered from a cinematic viewpoint.
Maxime will gradually unveil his missions as Stalin’s actor-spy: his involvement in The Great Crash of 1929, his betrayal of Eisenstein, his two families -Russian and American- the Spanish Civil War, he World War II, the Operation Borodino when he obtained the atomic bomb designs - his epic flight from the FBI across the North Pole, his rise as a hero in a socialist country, his fulminant deportation to the Kolyma Gulag in 1952 and his disappearance.
THE K EFFECT is a spy and travelling adventure voiced by its protagonist. It is a drama with stains of comedy, the story of a hero blinded by the light of the God-Sun -Stalin- who managed to escape. This is the story of the friendship between Maxime Stransky and Sergei Eisenstein: through their skin we can fell our present skin.
The K Effect recounts Maxime’s passionate life during the 20th century: a century shaken by fascinating utopias that spawned cheerful dreams and dreadful nightmares.