Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Eisenstein

Director

Sergei Eisenstein born in 1898 was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films Strike (1925), Battleship Potemkin (1925) and October (1928), as well as the historical epics Alexander Nevsky (1938) and Ivan the Terrible (1944, 1958). A film genius, Eisenstein’s work is one of the most celebrated, analysed, and quoted in cinema history. His narratives eschewed individual characters and addressed broad social issues, especially class conflict.

Films