Sergei M. Eisenstein reportedly claimed to have a print of this film hidden away where no one could find it. In the 60 years since his death a print has not been found. It is believed to have been among the cans of film the Soviet government removed from Eisenstein's home the morning after his death. See more »
The only surviving version of this film was assembled in the 1960s using surviving still frames that Sergei Eisenstein had saved during editing. They were arranged based on the script and set to music. Although the original would have been a sound film, no sound elements are available any more, so the current version is silent, and uses intertitles. See more »
This retelling of a classic Communist, collectivist tale is one of the greatest losses to Communism the cinematic world has felt. Destroyed by the Soviets along with several other banned films, restoration artists were able to, more or less successfully, piece the story together again, from the damaged original negative, as a series of stills and a rehashed set of intertitles. The dynamism that must have accompanied the moving images of this film has, unfortunately been lost, but the stills themselves are fantastic, and a great tribute to Eisenstein's art.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this