Like Sergei Eisenstein’s Strike (1925), Alexander Dovzhenko’s Zvenigora (1928) is an amazing early work that dropped out of sight for many years.
“Soviet cinema is currently experiencing an unforgettable turning point,” wrote Dziga Vertov in 1926, in an April 12 letter . . . Judging by the two short films, A Sixth Part of the World (1926) and The Eleventh Year (1928), Vertov was doing little more than stating the truth.
Disney’s Silly Symphonies, Russian Ark, Harry Langdon, and part 2 of our Annual Film Book Survey. Plus reviews of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring, and Lost in Translation
READ: a review of Lost in Translation