Battleship Potemkin

Dir: Sergei Eisenstein
Cast: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy
66mins   1925   Soviet Union   PG   Russian    Subtitled   

'Potemkin's greatness lay in the fact it proved that symbolic imagery could have the same emotional and intellectual impact on an audience as narrative logic. Cliche perhaps, but cinema never would be the same again. The plate smashing, the fog scene, the Odessa steps massacre and the roaring lion are among the most famous images ever committed to celluloid. If you only ever see one silent, this is the one it should be.' - David Parkinson, Empire

This film is being screened as part of the Russian Revolution and its Aftermath course in conjunction with Lewes U3A and will be introduced by Terry Metheringham. There will be a linked discussion on Monday Feb 26 at 12:30 in Depot's Studio. This can be booked directly through Lewes U3A via email:


Sun 25 February