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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Oktyabr / OCTOBER
It Happened Yesterday

Commissioned to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution and pay tribute to the Soviet people, protagonist of the 1917 events, this film reconstructs the facts leading up to the said revolution in Petrograd. Although the film was an ideological and propaganda seeking vehicle for the Soviet State, it was censored by Stalin for the appearance of a character who, while having played a key role in the success of the revolution, had later fallen into disgrace: Leon Trotsky, meaning that virtually all of the shots in which he appeared were mutilated.
SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN, GRIGORI ALEKSANDROV A basic author of universal cinema for the stamp of his narrative doctrine, Eisenstein was a great filmmaker whose work suffered amputations, re-editings, restrictions and political prohibitions. For posterity he left Stachka (Strike, 1924), Bronenosets Potiomkin (The Battleship Potemkin, 1925), Que viva México (1931-1933-1939-1942) and Ivan grozni (Ivan the Terrible, 1944-45, released in 1958). He died from depression in 1948 at the age of 50. Aleksandrov was his assistant for ten years.
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov
Vladimir Nilsen, Vladimir Popov, Eduard Tissé
Alfredo Antonini, Edmund Meisel
Vasili Nikandrov, Nikolai Popov, Boris Livanov, Eduard Tissé
Running Time
103 m.
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