Directed by Dziga Vertov
In 1938, Vertov was instructed to reedit his most celebrated film to remove any references to “enemies of the people” who had since become victims of Stalin’s purges. This sound version features images of Stalin removed from yet-another edit in 1970. The film, structured in three parts, glorifies Lenin’s life and legacy through folkloric songs and tales. H.G. Wells called it “One of the greatest and most beautiful films I have ever seen.”
Screenwriter: Dziga Vertov. Cinematographer: Dmitrii Surensky, Mark Magidson, Bentsion Monastyrsky.
35mm, b/w, in Russian w/ English subtitles, 67 min.