October: Ten Days that Shook the World


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  • Sergei Eisenstein
  • SUHH
  • 1927, 102 min
Script: Grigori Alexandrov, Sergei Eisenstein
Sound: V. Ladygina, V. Babushkin
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Color: Black and white
Language: Russian

The final part of Eisenstein’s trilogy (Battleship Potemkin, Strike) and the first film to depict Lenin. Using the principle of montage, Eisenstein presents the revolution in a revolutionary manner. The music was composed by the German pioneer Edmund Meisel. The costly filming was done without professional actors. After 1933, the film was no longer shown in the Soviet Union.


Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948) is a legend of cinema whose work made use of his era’s leading ideas from the areas of mythology, sexuality, anthropology and the unconscious. Eisenstein’s films were made to fit the regime’s ideological dictates, and his films were personally reviewed by Stalin for approval.

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CONTEMPORARY FILMS / Eric Liknaitzky / 8 Dickenson Road / N8 9EN / London / United Kingdom / + 44 020 7482 6204 / eric@contemporaryfilms.com / www.contemporaryfilms.com
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Lenin: Icon
Exhibition format: 35 mm
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
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