Innermost Man was screened the way that completely matched the hard life of Andrei Platonov and his author's style. Interweaving of events of three Russian revolutions, the Civil war, and the Collectivization seems barely realistic nowadays, so the movie also makes an impression of a surrealistic picture. Conglomeration of unrelated scenes that are completed in miscellaneous styles, as well as Platonov's tongue-tied works, confuse us. In the film Liberov used either tracks by pank-rock band Grazhdanskaya oborona or folk songs recorded specially for the picture in a psychedelic way.
Probably the most memorable part of Innermost Man is the panels by Masha Plotnikova that illustrate the days of creation of a communist Edem. Heaven on earth remained an utopia, but the majesty of its ideas were successfully interpreted by Plotnikova. The silhouettes of stages of communism creation amaze us with their scale. Harsh era of the Soviet state formation was never transmitted to the audience better than by these pieces stylized to ancient egyptian paintings.
The questionable part of Innermost Man is its tempo. The picture is actually really slow due to its plot and style. It's really hard to fall asleep during the film, so you will be motivated to watch it till the end. Considering the fact that Platonov is not a popular writer, the picture might be interesting for a narrow group of the novelist fans, or Liberov's fans. Nonetheless, Roma wasn't cunning when telling us that he is making movies for himself and about the themes that he is personally interested in.