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Sergey Eisenstein. An Autobiography

Release date: 1995

Format: Feature documentary film

Genre: Documentary

Director: Oleg Kovalov

Writer: Oleg Kovalov

Producer: Sergey Selyanov, Aleksey Balabanov

Production: Russia

Production Companies: CTB Film Company

Distributor: CTB Film Company, "Intercinema Art"

Length: 92 min.

Colour: Black-and-white

Sound: Mono

A screen adaptation of the memoirs of the famous film director, taking the form of the “stream of consciousness” that captivated Sergey Eisenstein after he had learned about the experiments of James Joyce. The general plot of the film follows his long trip abroad beginning in 1929. The director remembers his life and muses over new creative ideas. The film is a freestyle sequence of reality, dreams, and fantasy. It utilizes excerpts of films by Sergey Eisenstein and his colleagues, as well as documentary footage that captured him and his time.The broad scope of people and events depicted in the film reflects the special role that Sergey Eisenstein played in the culture of the 20th century.

Festivals and Awards:
1997 - Nika Awards - Won - Best Documentary Film

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Sergey Eisenstein. An Autobiography

A screen adaptation of the memoirs of the famous film director, taking the form of the “stream of consciousness” that captivated Sergey Eisenstein after he had learned about the experiments of James Joyce. The general plot of the film follows his long trip abroad beginning in 1929. The director remembers his life and muses over new creative ideas. The film is a freestyle sequence of reality, dreams, and fantasy. It utilizes excerpts of films by Sergey Eisenstein and his colleagues, as well as documentary footage that captured him and his time.The broad scope of people and events depicted in the film reflects the special role that Sergey Eisenstein played in the culture of the 20th century.

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