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Soviet Barbara: The Story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow

Gaukur Úlfarsson

In 1992, only a week after the fall of the Soviet Union, the American soap opera Santa Barbara became for ordinary Russians a window into the western way of life and immensely popular with the nation. Thirty years later an Icelandic contemporary artist, Ragnar Kjartansson, brings the series to life. 

Title: Soviet Barbara: The story of Ragnar Kjartansson in Moscow  (working title)
Genre: Documentary

Director: Gaukur Úlfarsson
Script: Gaukur Úlfarsson, Gudni Tómasson
Producers: Guðrún Olsen, Gaukur Úlfarsson, Gudni Tómasson, Kristín Ólafsdóttir

Production company: Ofvitinn

Shooting format: Digital 4K

Guðrún Olsen –
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