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Eisenstein in Guanajuato

An eternal advocate of the love for the pictorial and elegance on the screen, is now trying to capture his cinephile Holy Grail: the Mexican period that changed the life of Sergei Eisenstein, one of the most mythical and refractory silent film directors. As a fundamentalist worshiper of the Russian director who is dazzled in an almost intentional way, Greenaway wants to pay close attention to the time when the director of Battleship Potemkin went to shoot ¡Que viva Mexico!, and, once in Mexican territory, experience everything from being incarcerated to becoming an honorary guest. Eisenstein’s deepest professional frustration is contrasted against a definitive finding about his personal life (he lost his virginity at the age of 33, far from the oppressive Russia). Greenaway himself has said that ever since Eisenstein, few directors have managed to create real novelties, and now his inspiration on him results in a profane, elusive, and hypnotized biopic. A piece that is alterative to what Greenaway claims to love. JZ

Spanish title: Eisenstein en Guanajuato
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 105
Seconds: 0

D, G: Peter Greenaway  

F: Reinier van Brummelen  

E: Elmer Leupen  

DA: Ana Solares  

S: Raúl Locatelli  

P: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, San Fu Maltha, Christina Velasco L.  

CP: Submarine, Fu Works Production, Paloma Negra Films


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Peter Greenaway Reino Unido

He was born in Wales in 1942 and trained as a plastic artist at the Walthamstow College of Art. He directed many films, including Zoo (1985), La tempestad (1991), Rembrandt’s J’accuse (2008) and 3x3D (together with Jean-Luc Godard and Edgar Pera; Bafici ‘14).

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