Man With a Movie Camera and Other Works...

  |  Buy to Own: 18/04/2016
  |  298 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Collection of four silent features and one talkie from Russian film-maker Dziga Vertov. In the experimental documentary 'Man With a Movie Camera' (1929) a cameraman films modern urban life in the Soviet Union, travelling to the cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa and Moscow and following the people who live and work there from dawn till dusk. 'Kino Eye' (1924) depicts a group known as the Young Pioneers in a Soviet village who distribute communist propaganda to their fellow villagers on the benefits of collectivism. 'Kino Pravada No. 21' (1925) is taken from Vertov's newsreel series and commemorates the first anniversary of Lenin's death. 'Enthusiasm' (1931) examines the work of the miners at the Don coal basin and their efforts to fulfil the first five year plan. In the talkie 'Three Songs About Lenin' (1934) is based around three complimentary songs that are sung about Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin by members of the public.