USSR, 1924, 59mn 
Black and white, silent, documentary
Kino-Eye - Life Caught Unawares
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Киноглаз - Жизнь врасплох


 Ciné-oeil - la vie à l’improviste / Kino-glaz

 Kinoglaz - zhizn vrasplokh

Directed by : Dziga VERTOV (Дзига ВЕРТОВ)
Cinematography : Mikhail KAUFMAN (Михаил КАУФМАН)
Editing : Yelizaveta SVILOVA (Елизавета СВИЛОВА)

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Image Entertainment
Editor : Image Entertainment.
Dans un coffret avec Trois chants sur Lénine (Три песни о Ленине), 1934

Plot synopsis
Advertised as a "cinema thing without script, without actors, without directors, without sets," Kino-Eye combines images planned or sought out by Vertov with images caught largely by accident. Kino-Eye captures two poles of Russian life: the "New" Russia (kids organized into Pioneer units; the Soviet Union's nopn-gendered, politicized equivalent of the Boy and Girl Scouts), and the "Old" Russia (drunken peasants, mental asylum patients, and black market dealers).
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Commentaries and bibliography
10 фильмов, которые изменили документальное кино, Sergey Sychev, Arzamas, 2020
Les origines du cinéma soviétique : un regard neuf, Myriam TSIKOUNAS, Cerf, 1992

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2016
- Avant-gardes russes du Centre Pompidou, Paris (France), 2011
- Sarlat Film Festival, Sarlat (France), 2009
- Europalia Russia 2005, Brussels (Belgium), 2005

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