SERGEY EISENSHTEIN: AUTOBIOGRAPHY

 

director

Oleg Kovalov

production

Documentary film, 88 min, Russia, 1995

оriginal title  SERGEY EIZENSHTEYN. AVTOBIOGRAPHIYA language Russian

 

synopsis

 

Freestyle adaptation of the memoirs of the director. The “form” of the film - is a stream of consciousness, that drew Sergey Eisenstein after his acquaintance with experiments of James Joyce. The plot of the film is a long overseas trip of the director, which started in 1929, during which he recalls his past life and ponders his artistic intensions. The film is built as a free alternation of reality, dreams and fantasies. The base of the film are episodes from films of Sergei Eisenstein and his contemporaries, rare archive footage of Eisenstein himself and the time of his life. The wide specter of events and personalities, shown in the film, underlines the special place of Sergei Eisenstein in the culture of the XXth century.

 

 

 

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