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Dear movie lovers!

The Cinema Club of the Russian House in Brussels invites you to the “Eisenstein-Fest”. We will show you three of the most famous films by the great director Sergey Mikhailovich Eisenstein, accompanied by expert commentary. After the screenings, we will have the opportunity to exchange opinions in a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Sergey Eisenstein (1898-1948) is a legend of world cinema, a director, artist, educator, art theorist, and screenwriter. The director gained wide recognition with his film “Battleship Potemkin,” which was acclaimed as the best film of all time at the World Exhibition in 1958.

 “Battleship Potemkin”     July 4, 2023, at 7:00 PM. 

Director: Sergei Eisenstein.

Screenwriter: Nina Agadzhanova.

Composers: Dmitry Shostakovich, Nikolai Kryukov.

Starring: Andrey Fait, Alexander Antonov, Ivan Bobrov, Grigoriy Aleksandrov.

1925*72 min.

English subtitles.

The film tells the story of the sailors’ uprising on the battleship “Prince Potemkin-Tavricheskiy” in 1905. The movie consists of five acts: “Men and Worms,” “Drama on the Tender,” “The Dead Call,” “The Odessa Steps,” and “Meeting with the Squadron.” “Battleship Potemkin” remains one of the most significant works of Russian and world cinema.

“Alexander Nevsky”  July 5, 2023, at 7:00 PM

Directors: Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitry Vasilyev.

Writers: Peter Pavlenko, Sergei Eisenstein.

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev.

Starring: Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov.

1938*111 min.

English subtitles.

Historical-biographical film about the outstanding Russian military leader who achieved victory over the Teutonic Knights. Prince Alexander’s brilliant plan and the courage of his warriors brought victory to the army in the Battle of Lake Peipus in 1242.

“Ivan the Terrible” (Episodes 1-2)  July 6, 2023, at 6:00 PM (!!!)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein.

Writer: Sergei Eisenstein.

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev.

Starring: Nikolai Cherkasov, Andrei Abrikosov, Serafima Birman.

1944*178 minutes.

French subtitles.

Eisenstein referred to Ivan the Terrible as the “poet of the state idea,” emphasizing the main aspect of Russian autocracy – the pursuit of power and the unity of Russia, which he did not hesitate to achieve by any means necessary. The film covers over 20 years of Ivan the Terrible’s reign.

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