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Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Eisenstein in Guanajuato
  • 2015
  • Netherlands/Belgium/Finland/Mexico/France
  • 103 min
  • 18
  • 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 Guanajuato

11 Apr 20164 stars

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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