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Eisenstein in Guanajuato 2015 18

106 mins Netherlands Director. Peter Greenaway

One of Britain’s most inventive filmmakers, Peter Greenaway, tackles the story of arguably the most influential filmmaker in cinema history, Sergei Eisenstein. In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet pioneer Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, but troubled to suffer them in life.

Greenaway’s provocative and flamboyant fantasy explores the mind of one of the greatest masters of cinema, a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of his career.

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Directed by

Peter Greenaway

Featuring

José Montini

Luis Alberti

Elmer Bäck

Genres

Experimenta Biopic

Collection

Inside Film LGBT Best Of 2016 Behind the Camera Closed Captions

Certificate

18 strong sex, nudity

Released

2015

Country

Netherlands

Language

English

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