EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (2015) [Feature]

Belgium,Finland,Mexico,Netherlands (MIFF 2015 , International Panorama)
Director: Peter Greenaway

"An outrageously unconventional and deliriously profane biopic … this irreverent, yet meticulously researched passion project should catch even cinephiles by surprise." – Variety

In Eisenstein in Guanajuato, legendary director Peter Greenaway turns his vaunted cinematic eye toward his own cinematic idol – the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein – and delivers yet another inventive, entrancing and occasionally eye-opening assault on cinematic form and propriety.

It's 1931 and Eisenstein, having failed in his bid to break into Hollywood, drives to Mexico to shoot a new epic, the never finished masterwork ¡Que viva Mexico!. However, shooting in such a foreign land comes with its own perils and distractions, and for the homosexual Eisenstein, a virgin at 33, the carnal lures of the place come bearing their own destructive force.

Lush, dangerous, provocative, explicit: Eisenstein in Guanajuato shows Greenaway at his most ambitious and confronting, proving that even at 72 the fabled auteur has plenty to offer the world of art cinema.

Contains sexually explicit material

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