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Battleship Potemkin
Броненосец «Потёмкин»

A founding masterpiece of silent cinema, studied the world over for its radical montage techniques and still shocking today, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin was originally conceived as part of a cycle of films commemorating the revolutionary events of 1905. Recreating a sailor’s rebellion in the Black Sea fleet and the subsequent massacre of civilians of Odessa, the film was banned outright in many countries outside Soviet Russia. A true monument of the Soviet avant-garde.

New score composed by Max Reinhardt and the Instant Orchestra.
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Matthew Kibble
Matthew Kibble
Visually Arresting & Sonically Agressive
Not historically accurate, but a classic deployment of montage, propaganda and the Kuleshov effect. Must see.
Awards and Festivals
1958
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Winner
“Greatest Film of all Time”
Brussels World’s Fair
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