Dovzhenko, Alexander. 1930. Earth: The Opening

The opening scens from Earth (Zemlya literally translated “Soil”) (1930) a Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko concerning an insurrection by a community of farmers, following a hostile takeover by Kulak landowners. It is Part 3 of Dovzhenko’s “Ukraine Trilogy” (along with Zvenigora and Arsenal).
It was named #88 in the 1995 Centenary Poll of the 100 Best Films of the Century in Time Out Magazine. The film was also voted one of the ten greatest films of all time by a group of 117 film historians at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair and named one of the top ten greatest films of all time by the International Film Critics Symposium.

One comment on “Dovzhenko, Alexander. 1930. Earth: The Opening

  1. Early Russian cinema was founded on different forms of montage and theoretical space for the interpretation of the image and the cut. Dovzhenzo although from the similar russian school of Eisenstein has a different practice of the clash between the images within creating a particular meaning.

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