October (1928, Sergei Eisenstein, 104 mins)

22 October 2017 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Phoenix Cinema
52 High Rd
East Finchley
London N2 9PJ

October (1928, Sergei Eisenstein, 104 mins) 1.15pm, 22 October, Phoenix Cinema Eisenstein’s epic was commissioned for the jubilee of the October Revolution. The film dramatises the historical sequence of 1917, from the February Revolution that toppled the Tsar to the October Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power. Many of the dramatic scenes re-enacted by Eisenstein, such as the storming of the Winter Palace, have become iconic images of the Revolution. Reflecting Eisenstein’s Marxist principles, the film focuses primarily on ordinary people, his cast including many who had participated in the events of October 1917.

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