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Eisenstein in Guanajuato
In 1931, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein drove from California to Mexico in order to make a film privately funded by Upton Sinclair and Joseph Stalin. Over a week and a half, Eisenstein immediately developed a strong fascination with the country, as well as with the handsome Canedo, a tour guide assigned to show him around his new environment. Eisenstein in Guanajuato illustrates the eccentric director’s personal, sexual awakening and symbolic rebirth.
Peter Greenaway creates cinema by playing with formats, artforms, techniques and imagery - with great results displayed in his previous films, like ”The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” (1989), ”Prospero’s Books” (1991), ”The Pillow Book” (1996).
A unique and visual storyteller, Greenaway stylishly combines black-and-white and color, new and archival footage, and as always, the production design make this a feast for the eyes.