Bristol Film Festival: Battleship Potemkin

Sergei M. Eisenstein
Running Time
75 mins

Eisenstein’s 1925 silent classic features regularly in those all-time-great lists, thanks in part to its memorable and much-imitated/parodied Odessa Steps sequence. Centred on the Kronstadt navy mutiny that sparked the Russian revolution, Battleship Potemkin was widely banned because of its revolutionary fervour. It didn’t get a UK release until 1954, when a cut version was rated X. This remained in force until the film was resubmitted by the BFI in 1987).

This Bristol Film Festival screening at All Saints Chrurch features live improvised organ accompaniment from Dr. David Bednall.

By robin askew, Monday, Mar 9 2020

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