ⓘ Zina (film)

Zina (film)

ⓘ Zina (film)

Zina is a 1985 award-winning film directed by Ken McMullen. It tells a story of a twentieth century Antigone, Zinaida Volkova, daughter of Leon Trotsky. In 1930s Berlin, Zina is being treated by the Adlerian psychotherapist Professor Arthur Kronfeld. During this psychoanalysis, which includes some hypnosis, she recalls incidents both from her own life and that of her father, as a leader of the Russian Revolution, as the holder of state power and later in exile. Against the background of the progressive deterioration of the situation in Europe, threatened by the rise of fascism and the spectre of the Second World War, Zinas identification with Antigone becomes more and more credible. What were her hallucinations begin to take objective form on the streets. The dynamics of Greek tragedy, always waiting in the wings, step forward to take control. Zina has won awards.


1. Cast

  • Gabrielle Dellal as Stenographer
  • Philip Madoc as Trotsky
  • Leonie Mellinger as German Stenographer
  • Micha Bergese as Molanov
  • Rom Anderson as Maria
  • Domiziana Giordano as Zina Bronstein
  • Dominique Pinon as Pierre
  • Ian McKellen as Professor Kronfeld
  • William Hootkins as Walter Adams