Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948)

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The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director. The Proletkult's director, Vsevolod ... See full bio »

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 1988 Ivan the Terrible, Part III (Short) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1979 Que Viva Mexico (Documentary) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1958 Eisenstein's Mexican Project (Documentary) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1958 Ivan the Terrible, Part II: The Boyars' Plot (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1943 Seeds of Freedom (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Conquering Cross (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Idol of Hope (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Land and Freedom (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Mexican Symphony (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Mexico Marches (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Spaniard and Indian (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1941 Zapotecan Village (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1940 Time in the Sun (Documentary) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1939 The Fergana Canal (Documentary short) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1938 Alexander Nevsky (as S. Eisenstein)
 1937 Bezhin lug (Short) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1934 Death Day (Short) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1933 Eisenstein in Mexico (Documentary) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1933 Thunder Over Mexico (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1932 ¡Que viva Mexico! (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1931 La destrucción de Oaxaca (Documentary short) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1930 Gore i radost zhenshchiny (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1930 Sentimental Romance (Short) (as S. M. Eisenstein)
 1930 Women's Misery - Women's Happiness (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1929 The Storming of La Sarraz (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1929 Old and New (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
 1927 October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (as S. M. Eisenstein)
 1925 Battleship Potemkin (as S.M. Eisenstein)
 1925 Strike (as S. Eisenstein)
 1923 Glumov's Diary (Short) (as Sergei M. Eisenstein)
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Book: "Film Essays" See more »

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10 Biographical Movies | 31 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

S. M. Eisenstein | S.M. Eisenstein | S. Eisenstein | Sergei M. Eisenstein | Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein | Sergueï Eisenstein | Sergei Eizenshtein | Sergey Eyzenshteyn


5' 7" (1.7 m)


Pera Atasheva  (his death)

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The hieroglyphic language of the cinema is capable of expressing any concept, any idea of class, any political or tactical slogan, without recourse to the help of a rather suspect dramatic or psychological past.


On January 23, 1998, the Bank of Russia issued a pair of two-rouble coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of Eisenstein's birth. 15,000 of each coin were minted; the obverse side of each coin depicts a two-headed eagle, the BANK OF RUSSIA inscription, the denomination of the coin, and its year of minting. On the reverse of one coin is an image of Eisenstein holding a piece of film, the ... See more »


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