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Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017

BFMAF OPENING GALA: Battleship Potempkin

Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2017 Opening Gala!

Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin is a landmark film in cinema history. This new restoration is presented with the flamboyant 1926 Edmund Meisel score. It dramatizes the mutiny that occurred in 1905 when the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelled against their officers.

Roger Ebert (critic) described it as one of the fundamental landmarks of cinema. The film once had such power that it was banned in many countries including the Soviet Union.  It has a headlong momentum, thrilling juxtapositions and genuine power to move. 
Its production was ordered by the Russian Revolutionary leadership to mark the 20th anniversary of the Potemkin uprising, which Lenin had hailed as the first proof that troops could be counted on to join the proletariat in over throwing the old order.

It launches not only the Festival but introduces the themed programme Ultramarine: The Sea as Political Space curated by Ilona Jurkonyte.
Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1925
Country: Soviet Union
Language: Silent
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