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Eisenstein in Guanajuato [DVD] [2015]

  • SKU: 30723141
  • Release Date: 05/10/2016
  • Rating: NR

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    Eisenstein in Guanajuato
    Legendary Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein (Elmer Bäck) has a personal awakening during a trip to Mexico in 1931 to make a pro-communist movie. As the filmmaking process balloons to epic proportions, Eisenstein finds himself being pressured to return to Stalinist Russia. Already driven to distraction by an intriguing young chaperone (Luis Alberti), the quirky genius must face the unthinkable possibility that his film may not be completed. Directed by Peter Greenaway. Maya Zapata, Rasmus Slätis, Jakob Öhrman, and Lisa Owen co-star. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Elmer Bäck
      Elmer Bäck - Sergei Eisenstein
    • Luis Alberti
      Luis Alberti - Palomino Cañedo
    • Maya Zapata
      Maya Zapata - Concepción Cañedo
    • Lisa Owen
      Lisa Owen - Mary Sinclair
    • Stelio Savante
      Stelio Savante - Hunter S. Kimbrough

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      Orally, this film is very intellectually academic. The actual historical players in the piece talk in complex contemplative sentences, reciting forth pretty much any ponderous reflections or musings they may be considering without social editing. And while this is going on, the screen fills with images of the most wild and creative visualizations you are ever likely to see. The overall effect transcends these separate elements, becoming a hypnotic fever dream of seductive fascination that faithful followers of Director Peter Greenaway have come to expect from him, an expectation he never fails to deliver. For the uninitiated, be warned. This is not Hollywood blockbuster entertainment. Instead, one must anticipate a non-linear assault of the senses, both thoughtfully considered and subversively erotic. Words fail.

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