The Soviet Revolution Through its Films

Emmanuel Hamon

32ยบ Festival

Focus and Retrospectives

Centennial of the Russian Revolution: Art, Film, Revolution

Length: 88min

Country: France


D: Emmanuel Hamon 
G: Thomas Cheysson 
E: Anne Renardet S: Matthieu Deniau, Studio Orlando 
P: Sophie Goupil 
CP: Les Poissons Volants 
I: Virginie Efira, Xavier Legrand, Damien Chapelle, Aurélien Recoing, Emmanuel Salinge


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If the Soviet Revolution branded the social history of the 20th Century, the same can be asserted about the artistic revolution that came from a group of directors, artists and technicians in the film industry starting in this period. From Lev Kuleshov’s experiments in editing to the spectacular films of Sergei Eisenstein through the visionary work of Yakov Protazanov, Pudovkin and Dovzhenko, among others, these names translate into works of fiction and documentary that realized a level of creative energy and freedom that were until then unknown in the Russian cinema. This documentary traces, using extracts from films and texts by the artists, the film production from the 1910s through the 30s, when fiction was allowed to erode reality in films that helped construct a the visual and poetic imaginary of the Revolution.

Emmanuel Hamon

He was assistant director for Maurice Pialat and Robert Altman, and later started directing television documentaries. His films include Maurice Papon, itinéraire d’un home d’ordre (2010) and De Sarajevo à Sarajevo (2014). The Russian Revolution Through Its Filmspremiered at the latest edition of the Venice Film Festival. 


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