Eisenstein in Guanajuato
- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Peter Greenaway
- Cast: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata
- UK release: 15 April 2016
Sergei Eisenstein (Bäck) goes to Mexico to shoot a quickie travelogue, which turns into a planned epic about 1000 years of Mexican history. Zany, exuberant meticulously composed and maniacal fantasia, with Greenaway's usual profusion of ideas and allusions. Art with a capital A, and a lot of fun..
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato11 Apr 2016
Uncompromising biopic of the great Soviet filmmaker from Peter Greenaway
In late 1930 lionised revolutionary Soviet filmmaker Sergei M Eisenstein (Battleship Potemkin), then 32, went to Mexico with backing from socialist writer Upton Sinclair, for what was supposed to be an artistic but quickie travelogue. Once in Mexico…
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