VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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A Sixth Part of the World

Dziga Vertov
UdSSR, 1926
74min, stumm, russZTmeU

Bild: Sammlung Österreichisches Filmmuseum

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Dziga Vertov
UdSSR, 1926
, 74min, stumm, russZTmeU

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

The enthusiasm, with which every single scene was photographed, is worth mentioning: the tundra shepherd eating raw reindeer meat, or the streetcar in Leningrad or the Kirghiz proudly holding an eagle in his arms. The project was a kind of advertising film for Soviet foreign trade, but with Vertov as director it became a futuristic film poem. The images flow rhythmically; fascinating shots from all corners of the Soviet Union; and the intertitles are having a staccato-like dialogue with the audience: "I see ...", "You, who ..."

On Oct. 13 with an introduction by Naum Kleiman und Artiom Sopin, on the piano: Gerhard Gruber.