Part documentary and part cinematic art, this film follows a city in the 1920s Soviet Union throughout the day, from morning to night. Showing 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
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 March 12 at 12:30 in Depot's Studio. This can be booked directly through Lewes U3A (email@example.com)
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