Человек с кино-аппаратом (Man With a Movie Camera) 1929 G

1.30PM Sun 7 Jan 2018 (1hr 8mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Pioneering Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov (David Abelevich Kaufman's pseudonym meaning 'spinning top') is credited as producing the first major city symphony – a film that celebrates the visual language of the modern cityscape with a radical innovation reflecting this technological development. Man With a Movie Camera, billed in the opening credits as an 'experiment in cinematic communication of visible events', observes daily life in Moscow, Odessa and Kiev. Vertov shoots scenes from his hip and employs a vast number of special effects and transitions to create as distinct and bewildering image of modern life. Dismissed at the time of its release and even labelled by director Sergei Eisenstein as "cine-hooliganism", the film is now regarded as one of the greatest documentaries of all time.

CREDITS

35MM, 1.33:1, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT (MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK), 68 MINUTES, SOVIET UNION / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: DZIGA VERTOV / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MIKHAIL KAUFMAN, GLEB TROYANSKI / EDITORS: DZIGA VERTOZ, ELIZAVETA SVILOVA / CAST: MIKHAIL KAUFMAN / PRODUCTION CO: VUFKU / PRINT SOURCE: BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE / RIGHTS: SOVIET EXPORT FILM