A very special 35mm screening of Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov’s sweeping silent classic that was produced in 1927 for the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution.
Shot on the actual locations of the events of 1917, Eisenstein’s October is an artistic tour de force unparalleled in the Soviet cinema of its time.
Filmed at the time of major political changes, when the legacy of 1917 was undergoing Stalinist transformation, the film’s auteurism and its exalted vision of the Revolution led to its mixed reception in the new political climate and to its discreet shelving in 1933.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Dusan Radunovic (Durham University) and it will feature a live piano score performed by pianist and founder and artistic director of the Ives Ensemble John Snijders. John is Reader in Performance in the Department of Music at Durham University.
Running Time: 1hr 44mins
BBFC Advice: PG
Director(s): Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov
Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Year of release: 1928