Director: Peter Greenaway • Netherlands, Mexico
The revolutionary Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein kick-started modern movies with his breakthrough Battleship Potemkin. This energetic, stylish biopic chronicles the director’s 1931 sojourn to Mexico, where, in Peter Greenaway’s imaginative retelling, he lost his virginity to his suave male guide. A treat for cinephiles, the film adapts Eisenstein’s own feverish editing rhythms and features a giddy performance by Elmer Bäck as the legendary director. Contains explicit content.
Language: English, Spanish
Run Time: 105 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema, Out-Look
Official Website: http://strandreleasing.com/films/eisenstein-guanajuato/