Battleship Potemkin is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of cinema. Portraying the true story of a sailors' revolt on board the Battleship Potemkin and the subsequent massacre of the Odessa citizens who have supported them, the film is truly a landmark of cinema.
Born in 1898 in Riga, Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein became one of the most world-renowned filmmakers and film theorists of the 20th century bringing a revolutionary spirit to the art of film, in particular his ideas around montage. Coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, portrayed in Eisenstein’s film October (1928), this season of films pays tribute to one of cinema’s most influential figures, a leading architect of the language of cinema. All films in this season are presented in 35mm format.