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Sergey EISENSTEIN
Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН
Sergueï EISENSTEIN
 
USSR, 1931, 85 mn 
Black and white, silent, documentary

Que Viva Mexico!

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Да здравствует Мексика

 

 Que viva Mexico !

 Da zdrasvuet meksika


 
Directed by : Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН)
Writing credits : Sergey EISENSTEIN (Сергей ЭЙЗЕНШТЕЙН)
Cinematography : Eduard TISSE (Эдуард ТИССЭ)
Production : Upton Sinclair
Release date in Russia : 1979
 

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : Bach Films
Editeur : Films sans frontières

Plot synopsis
A film document of the history of Mexico, presented in four novellas: Sandunga, an exposition of Tehuantepec jungles and the peaceful lifestyles of their inhabitants; Manguei, a love story about a poor peon and his bride; Fiesta, devoted to bullfighting and romantic love; and Soldadera, a portrayal of the 1910 revolution in Mexico as depicted in the frescoes of Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orosco. Previously issued in less complete version under title: Thunder over Mexico. Reconstructed by Grigori Aleksandrov in 1979 from materials directed by Sergei Einstein in 1931.
Source : www.lib.berkeley.edu/
 

Commentaries and bibliography
In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico, Masha SALAZKINA, University of Chicago Press,, 2009
Knowing Icons and Transforming Experience: Sergei Eisenstein’s ¡Que Viva México! (1932), Gabrielle MURRAY, sensesofcinema.com/, 2009
Que Viva Mexico! Ethno-Exploitation and Thunder Over Mexico by Chris Meir, Chris MEIR, synoptique.ca, 2005
Que viva mexico, site kinoglaz.fr, kinoglaz.fr, 2004
LES ÉCRITS MEXICAINS DE S.M EISENSTEIN, Steven BERNAS, Sergey EISENSTEIN, Editions L'Harmattan, 2001
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Pessac International History Film Festival, Pessac (France), 2019
- Rétrospective Eisenstein au Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz (France), 2019
- Cycle Eisenstein à la cinématique de Toulouse, Toulouse (France), 2018
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2017
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2017
- Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2016
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Month of the documentary in France, Different cities (France), 2010
- Rétrospective Eisenstein à la Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2010

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