Retrospective 2017

General’naja linija / Staroe i novoe

DIE GENERALLINIE / DAS ALTE UND DAS NEUE
Sergej Eisenstein, Grigorij Aleksandrov
Udssr 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
108min
V'17

It probably takes an Eisenstein to transform a subject like "industrialization of agriculture by collectivization" into a highly emotional film. Here the fat chin of the great land owner and there the work-marked hands of the farmer Marfa! Here the orthodox procession with its false promises, and there the real miracles of a skimming machine, from which the milk just flows! And combine harvesters! In the end, the farmer Marfa laughs with rouged lips as a brisk driver, with a dramatic effect in perfectly framed pictures; everything Eisenstein-like.

On Oct. 14 with an introduction by Naum Kleiman and Artiom Sopin, on the piano: Elaine Loebenstein.

 

 

Credits
  • Marfa Lapkina
  • Vasja Buzenkov
  • Nežnikov
  • Čuchmarev
  • Ivan Judin
35 mm
bw
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