6 November 2012 12:00 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★★ The visionary potential of today's cinema is infinite. Yet the antediluvian truism of having a greater understanding of the future by looking to the past remains paramount in film history. The techniques of yesterday, such as those demonstrated in Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925), have been digitised and refashioned to adhere to the demands of a modern audience. Visual crafts, including the theory of montage, have dominated movie culture for decades. It's timely then that the BFI's latest offering compares two of history's most groundbreaking socio-political films, Battleship Potemkin and John Grierson's Drifters (1929).

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