This film is being screened as part of the Explore Film programme and will be accompanied by a lecture from Ellen Cheshire. The full event runs from 10:30 to 15:30.
Part documentary and part cinematic art, this film follows a city in the 1920s Soviet Union throughout the day, from morning to night. Directed by Dziga Vertov, with a variety of complex and innovative camera shots, the film depicts scenes of ordinary daily life in Russia. Vertov celebrates the modernity of the city, with its vast buildings, dense population and bustling industries.
'This is an exuberant manifesto that celebrates the infinite possibilities of what cinema can be.' Jonathan Romney, The Observer