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Eisenstein in Guanajuato review – Greenaway's intriguing and intense imagined encounter

Peter Greenaway’s trademark mannerisms are there in this explicit, erotic speculative gay affair between the Russian film-maker and his Mexican host

Peter Greenaway’s familiar mannerisms are present in this new film: it unceasingly bombards you with images and ideas. There are the trademark rectilinear compositions, madly overcooked monologues and hammy acting, faces in closeup lit from below, reflections of Hockneyesque rippling water, an interest in architecture that Greenaway here complicates with woozily bending wide angles and Escher-type illusions: all unfolding on a single, unvarying rhetorical note.

Sometimes it’s insufferable but sometimes intriguing. It also has passion. Because there’s something else here, something very explicit and erotic. This is a speculation based on Sergei Eisenstein’s trip to Mexico in 1930 to work on a film project (ultimately doomed) called ¡Que Viva Mexico!, which was going to depict the history of Mexico leading up to the 1910 revolution. Greenaway
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Axiom Films announces the UK release of Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Peter Greenaway’s Golden Bear nominated Eisenstein In Guanajuato (Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slatis & Jakob Öhrman) will be released theatrically in the UK through independent British distributor Axiom Films on April 15th with the Blu-ray release scheduled for June 6th.

The film chronicles the journey of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein when he traveled to Guanajuato in Mexico to shoot Que Viva Mexico in 1931, where he fell madly in love with his guide Canedo.

In addition to its Golden Bear nomination at the Berlin International Film Festival where it received its World Premiere, the film has been well received on the festival circuit, earning nominations and awards for Greenaway at the International Film Festival Of India, Nederlands Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival and Seville European Film Festival.

Eisenstein In Guanajuato will have its U.K. Premiere at the 2016 Glasgow Film Festival this month following its U.
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Peter Greenaway’s 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' sets UK theatrical

Peter Greenaway’s 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' sets UK theatrical
Biographical film about Sergei Eisenstein was Golden Bear nominated last year.

Independent British distributor Axiom Films has set an April 15 UK theatrical release for Peter Greenaway’s Golden Bear-nominated film about revered Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein.

Eisenstein In Guanajuato chronicles the director travelling to Guanajuato in Mexico in 1931 to shoot his feature Que Viva Mexico. While there, he falls in love with his guide.

Elmer Bäck (Where Once We Walked) stars as Eisenstein, alongside Luis Alberti (The Golden Dream) and Maya Zapata (Bordertown).

Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slatis & Jakob Öhrman are also among the cast.

Strand Releasing handled the title’s Us theatrical, which began on Feb 5.

The film premiered at the Berlinale in 2015 where Greenaway was nominated for a Golden Bear.
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato | Review

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Greenaway’s Homage an Inspired Provocation

Erotically charged and artfully crafted, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is the first of two titles devoted to portions of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s life, and proves Peter Greenaway has lost none of his edge. At the age of 72, British auteur filmmaker maintains his ability to amaze. Ever the provocative experimentalist, he belongs to a rare class of director, one who manages to delight and confound, challenge and dismay even into his later period of film making. There’s a perverse thrill to be had watching the daringness on display in this examination of a Russian legend that bluntly examines his sexual orientation in a way that would never be produced from his native country.

Based out of Netherlands and often focusing on depictions recreating the universe in which iconic works of art originated, Greenaway’s later films
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U.S. Trailer For Peter Greenaway’s ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’

The great Peter Greenaway is finally returning this year with his long-developing Sergei Eisenstein drama, and it was well worth the wait. Reviewing it out of last year’s Berlinale, we said, “Ostensibly, Eisenstein in Guanajuato is a chronicle of Sergei Eisenstein’s ill-fated endeavor to shoot a film in Mexico at the age of 33. However, not only is Eisenstein never shown shooting a single scene, but anyone without prior knowledge of the Soviet master is unlikely to come out of the film much wiser about his life or place in film history.”

We added, “Rather, in paying homage to one of his heroes, Greenaway delves into the director’s personality, offering an interpretation radically different from the customarily-held image of Eisenstein as a solemn and cerebral revolutionary genius. The biographical focus, unsurprisingly, is on Eisenstein’s sexuality, whereas his groundbreaking film techniques and theory are explored visually through a
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Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato to play at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Peter Greenaway’s Golden Bear nominated Eisenstein In Guanajuato will screen as part of the festival program at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. The event runs from January 1-11 with Greenaway’s biopic scheduled to play on Saturday 2nd and Tuesday 5th January.

The film chronicles the journey of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein when he traveled to Guanajuato in Mexico to shoot Que Viva Mexico in 1931, where he fell madly in love with his guide Canedo.

Now entering its 27th year, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has a well-established reputation as one of the most prestigious and well-attended film festivals in the country. The Festival has long secured its place on the world stage as the portal for the very best in world cinema, welcoming more than 136,000 enthusiastic filmgoers to Palm Springs every January.

Strand Releasing have acquired the Us rights to the biopic. To view the trailer click here.
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Peter Greenaway's 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' to Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles

Peter Greenaway's Golden Bear nominated "Eisenstein In Guanajuato" (Isa: Film Boutique) will make its Los Angeles premiere at Outfest Los Angeles Lgbt Film Festival on Monday July 13th at 7pm.

"Eisenstein In Guanajuato" stars Elmer Back, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slatis & Jakob Ohrman, and chronicles the journey of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein when he traveled to Guanajuato in Mexico to shoot “Que Viva Mexico” in 1931. While in Mexico, Eisenstein fell madly in love with his guide Canedo.The biopic will be released through Strand Releasing by the beginning of 2016.

Director Peter Greenaway, and cast memeber Luis Alberti, Elmer Beck, Stelio Savante will be in attendance.

Founded in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes Lgbt equality by creating, sharing, and protecting Lgbt stories on the screen. The festival runs from July 9th - July 19th and will be presented by HBO.
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Strand Releasing acquires Peter Greenaway’s drama Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Strand Releasing has acquired all Us rights from Films Boutique to Peter Greenaway’s historical drama Eisenstein in Guanajuato. Led by Elmer Bäck and Luis Alberti, the cast includes Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slätis and Jakob Öhrman.

A passion project of filmmaker Peter Greenaway’s, the visually appealing film received its world premiere in competition in Berlin and centres on Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s romance with a local male guide while shooting Que Viva Mexico in Guanajuato in 1931.

The film is produced by Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting at Submarine, San Fu Matha at Fu Works and Cristina Velasco at Paloma Negra.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated the deal with Jean-Christophe Simon of Films Boutique to acquire the Us rights and plans for a late 2015 or early 2016 release after the North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Founded in 1989, Strand Releasing is one of the leading U.
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Strand Acquires ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato'; ‘Tomorrow We Disappear’ To Bond/360

Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Peter Greenaway's historical drama Eisenstein In Guanajuat. The film, which had its world premiere in competition at Berlin, centers on Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's romance with a local male guide while shooting Que Viva Mexico in Guanajuato in 1931. Elmer Back and Luis Alberti star alongside Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slatis and Jakob Ohrman. Eisenstein is produced by Bruno Felix and Femke…
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Distribution: Strand takes Eisenstein In Guanajuato

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Strand Releasing has acquired all Us rights from Films Boutique to Peter Greenaway’s fact-based drama.

The film received its world premiere in competition in Berlin and centres on Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s romance with a local male guide while shooting Que Viva Mexico in Guanajuato in 1931. Elmer Back and Luis Alberti star.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated the deal with Jean-Christophe Simon of Films Boutique.

Strand plans for a late 2015 / early 2016 release after the North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Bond/360 has acquired rights to Tomorrow We Disappear, Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber’s documentary abut the last days of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi that was featured in Salman Rushdie’s classic Midnight’s Children. Bond/360 brokered the deal with Preferred Content and Wme Global and will distribute the film on all major VOD platforms in July 2015.IFC Films has picked up North
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Us: Strand takes Eisenstein In Guanajuato

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Strand Releasing has acquired all Us rights from Films Boutique to Peter Greenaway’s fact-based drama.

The film received its world premiere in competition in Berlin and centres on Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein’s romance with a local male guide while shooting Que Viva Mexico in Guanajuato in 1931. Elmer Back and Luis Alberti star.

Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing negotiated the deal with Jean-Christophe Simon of Films Boutique.

Strand plans for a late 2015 / early 2016 release after the North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Bond/360 has acquired rights to Tomorrow We Disappear, Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber’s documentary abut the last days of Kathputli, a hand-built artist colony hidden away in the alleyways of New Delhi that was featured in Salman Rushdie’s classic Midnight’s Children. Bond/360 brokered the deal with Preferred Content and Wme Global and will distribute the film on all major VOD platforms in July 2015.IFC Films has picked up North
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Strand Releasing Acquires Peter Greenaway's Historical Drama 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato'

Read More: Discover New Old Movies with Film Movement Classics The latest film from acclaimed filmmaker Peter Greenaway ("The Pillow Book") has found a home. "Eisenstein in Guanajuato," a lush, romantic foray into 1930s Mexico, has been picked up from Films Boutique for U.S. distribution by Strand Releasing. The film, which premiered at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, focuses on Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and examines his 1931 trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. He departs to shoot the film "Que Viva Mexico," but upon arrival he meets, and subsequently falls for, his guide Palomino Canedo. "We are very happy to collaborate with Strand Releasing on the distribution of Eisenstein in Guanajuato. Strand Releasing is the perfect company to bring this strong, innovative and provocative film to the audience in the Us and to allow younger people to discover the work of Peter Greenaway as well," said Jean-Cristophe...
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Strand Releasing Nabs U.S. Rights to ‘Eisenstein In Guanajuato’ (Exclusive)

Cannes– L.A.-based Strand Releasing has snatched up all U.S. rights to Peter Greenaway’s “Eisenstein In Guanajuato” which is sold by Films Boutique and world premiered in competition at Berlin fest.

A passion project for Greenaway, the visually-appealing film chronicles the journey of Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein when he traveled to Guanajuato in Mexico to shoot “Que Viva Mexico” in 1931. While in Mexico, Grenaway fell madly in love with his guide Canedo.

Strand Releasing is the perfect company to bring this strong, innovative and provocative film to the audience in the Us and to allow younger people to discover the work of Peter Greenaway as well,” said Jean-Christophe Simon of Films Boutique.

Added Marcus Hu of Strand Releasing, “(Greenaway) is a filmmaker that we’ve long admired and a filmmaker that fits our library.”

Depicted by Variety‘s Peter Debruge as an “outrageously unconventional and deliriously profane biopic,
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’
Set in Mexico during the “10 days that shook” Russia’s greatest silent filmmaker, “Eisenstein in Guanajuato” marks Peter Greenaway’s raucous attempt to capture his all-time cinema idol at his moment of greatest personal discovery and deepest professional frustration — which, the film takes great delight in suggesting, coincided with the loss of his virginity, at age 33, so far from his (still) homophobic homeland. Determined to breathe fresh life into a medium he insists has scarcely evolved in the 90 years since Sergei Eisenstein made “Strike,” Greenaway has wrought an outrageously unconventional and deliriously profane biopic that could take decades to be duly appreciated.

Unspooling like some sort of blasphemous passion play, the film depicts Eisenstein’s symbolic death and subsequent resurrection via an act of gay sex. “Somebody has opened the door to a wet and weepy dirty hurricane,” the Russian gushes not long after his studly Mexican guide, Palomino Canedo
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Peter Greenaway’s ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’ gets a trailer

Last week we reported that Peter Greenaway’s latest film, about Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein traveling to Mexico to make his film ¡Que viva Mexico!, would get its World Premiere at the Berlinale. With that premiere just two days away on February 11, Greenaway has released a trailer for Eisenstein in Guanajuato. It looks to be a lush, surreal film of cinema and sexuality. Watch it below:

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Peter Greenaway’s ‘Eisenstein In Guanajuato’ Trailer – Berlin

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Peter Greenaway’s ‘Eisenstein In Guanajuato’ Trailer – Berlin
Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato will have its world premiere in competition here in Berlin on Wednesday. The Pillow Book and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover helmer’s latest is set in 1931 and follows Battleship Potemkin director Sergei Eisenstein as he travels to Mexico to shoot Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein encounters a new culture and its dealings with death; he also discovers another revolution — and his own body. Elmer Bäck plays Eisenstein with Stelio Savante, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Rasmus Slätis and Jakob Öhrman also in the cast. Films Boutique is selling at the Efm. Check out the trailer above.
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Berlin: Peter Greenaway Channels Tortured Genius 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' (Poster)

Berlin: Peter Greenaway Channels Tortured Genius 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' (Poster)
Finally, Peter Greenaway's "Eisenstein in Guanajuato" sees the light of day this month at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Shot in Mexico, the avant-biopic follows Russian iconoclast Sergei Eisenstein's sensually stirring days spent in the title city in 1931, a heavy influence on his life and films. (Poster below.) Here's the festival synopsis: "In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life." Though the British director of such brainy melds of art and film as "The Cook, the Thief, His
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Peter Greenaway’s latest ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’ getting world premiere at Berlinale

Peter Greenaway, director of The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, is debuting his latest film about legendary Director Sergei Eisenstein at the 65th Annual Berlinale, or the Berlin International Film Festival.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato joins Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among the slate of films at 2015′s festival.

Eisenstein was the Russian born director of the silent masterpiece Battleship Potemkin among other classics such as Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible, Parts I and II. In 1932, Eisenstein released ¡Que viva Mexico!, for which he traveled to Guanajuato, Mexico and experienced desires of love, sex and death that shaped the rest of his career following his early Russian successes.

Here’s the full synopsis of the film, via a press release:

In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new
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Exclusive: Have A Look At The Poster For Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein In Guanajuato

Peter Greenaway's new film, Eisenstein In Guanajuato will premiere in the competition section at Berlin on Wednesday, February 11th. We have your first look at the new poster for the production. In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.Peter Greenaway's film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex...

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Greenaway planning second Eisenstein film

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Greenaway planning second Eisenstein film
Gosfilmofond to collaborate with Greenaway [pictured] on Eisenstein Among Friends; director is currently shooting Eisenstein in Guanajuato.

Peter Greenaway is planning a second film about the legendary Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein.

The Russian Federation’s National Film Foundation (Gosfilmofond) announced this week that it is planning to collaborate with Greenaway on the project Eisenstein Among Friends.

The Foundation’s director Nikolai Borodachev said that there had already been plans at his institution for a film about Eisenstein based on its own research work about the director’s 1931 film Que Viva Mexico.

Borodachev explained that the project would be partly financed by a bank from Switzerland.

In addition, Greenaway has expressed interest in having his own films digitally restored at the Foundation’s facilities in Moscow.

Discussions about the Eisenstein project and the restoration plans will be continued when Greenaway comes to Moscow in mid-April to launch the UK-Russia Year of Culture. Staged with the
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