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Synopsis

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO

In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei 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, troubled to suffer them in life.

Peter Greenaway’s film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of Cinema.

“Fantastic!”
– The Dissolve

Reviews

“An eye-opening look at one of cinema’s most respected figures”
– Peter Debruge, Variety

“Outrageously unconventional… Wonderfully mind-boggling”
– Peter Debruge, Variety

Cast & Crew

DIRECTOR:

Peter Greenaway

WRITER:

Peter Greenaway

PRODUCER:

Bruno Felix
San Fu Maltha
Cristina Velasco
Femke Wolting

CAST:

Elmer Bäck
Luis Alberti
Maya Zapata
Film Specs

Country of Origin: Netherlands / Mexico / Finland / Belgium / France

Format: DCP/2.35/Color

Running Time: 105 minutes

Genre: Biography/Comedy/Romance

Rating: Not Rated

In English and Spanish with English Subtitles

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