Eisenstein in Guanajuato

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Netherlands | 2015 | 105 minutes | Peter Greenaway

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The great Russian silent filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s personal discovery and sexual awakening in 1931 Mexico is illustrated in this delightfully raunchy and over-the-top biopic by Peter Greenaway.

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In 1931, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein drove from California to Mexico in order to make a film privately funded by the likes of Upton Sinclair and Joseph Stalin. What occurred over the next week and a half is nothing any film student reads about while studying the Odessa steps scene in Battleship Potemkin. Eisenstein immediately developed a strong fascination with the country, as well as with the handsome Canedo, a tour guide assigned to show him around his new environment. Eisenstein in Guanajuato illustrates the eccentric director’s personal, sexual awakening and symbolic rebirth over 10 days in Guanjauato, Mexico. Peter Greenaway stylishly combines black-and-white and color, new and archival footage, slapstick comedy, and jaw-droppingly beautiful baroque sets in this peculiar biopic of one of cinema’s earliest auteurs.

Director Biography
Iconoclastic provocateur Peter Greenaway creates cinema that is a collage of academia and art. Rejecting devotion to what he considers the vagaries of traditional textual narrative, Greenaway’s paintings, films, novels, operas, exhibitions, and installations instead utilize visual language. The resulting works are richly realizes explorations of death, sexual pleasure, obsession, and architecture. Selected work includes The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Prospero’s Books (1991), The Pillow Book (1996), and Goltzious and the Pelican Company (2012).

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  • Director: Peter Greenaway
  • Principal Cast: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Rasmus Slatis, Jacob Öhrman, Maya Zapata
  • Premiere Status: North American Premiere
  • Country: Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium, France
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 105 minutes
  • Producer: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, San Fu Maltha, Christina Velasco L.
  • Screenplay: Peter Greenaway
  • Cinematographers: Reinier van Brummelen
  • Editors: Elmer Leupen
  • Music: Sergei Prokofiev
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012), Rembrandt's J'Accuse (Doc, 2008), Nightwatching (2007), A Life in Suitcases (2005), The Tulse Luper Suitcases (2003-4), 8 ½ Women (1999), The Pillow Book (1996), The Baby of Mâcon (1993), Prospero's Books (1991), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), Drowning by Numbers (1988), The Belly of an Architect (1987), A Zed & Two Noughts (1986), The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), The Falls (1980)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • International Sales: Films Boutique