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

General’naja linija / Staroe i novoe

V' 17

General’naja linija / Staroe i novoe

The General Line / Old and New

Sergej Eisenstein, Grigorij Aleksandrov
UdSSR, 1926
108min, stumm, russZTmeU

Bild: Deutsches Filminstitut

General’naja linija / Staroe i novoe

Sergej Eisenstein, Grigorij Aleksandrov
UdSSR, 1926
, 108min, stumm, russZTmeU

Actors: 
Marfa Lapkina
Vasja Buzenkov
Nežnikov
Čuchmarev
Ivan Judin

Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

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 und Artiom Sopin, on the piano: Elaine Loebenstein.