Grey Violet: Odd One Out

Trailer for Grey Violet: Odd One Out.

A person with angel wings enters a supermarket, sets up ladder and rope in the lighting department, and is hanged by two comrades. This strange scene takes place in Moscow, where the provocative street-art group Voina has carried out numerous performance art pieces. The winged character is Grey Violet, a mathematician by profession and a queer activist at heart, who prefers the pronoun ze and whose hanging act was strictly condemned by President Putin himself. In ultra-conservative Russia, where taking part in gay pride or a protest in favour of Pussy Riot is enough to get beaten, ze has become the victim of police persecution and far-right fundamentalism. Invited to a mathematics conference in Finland, ze decides not to return home. With a compelling narration by Grey Violet’s mother, Reetta Aalto’s documentary follows the asylum process and offers a unique perspective on dissidence and queerness in the face of authoritarianism. Grey Violet: Odd One Out Trailer (2017) Screen CaptureTrailer Addict has setup TA, Trailers Anonymous. Feel free to contact us at please enable javascript to view with your scoops, comments or advertising inquiries.