This film indeed is not about Eisenstein making a film we see very little to nothing of that , or about his time in Mexico: except for some beautiful shots of nature and some dead masks and philosophical bladibla which has been taken totally out of context and are never truly deepened, there is little to no true interaction with Mexican culture. It allowed him not only a unique encounter with a culture that was so different from some aspects yet so close from other compared with the Russian culture he knew from home, but also an encounter with himself, with his own demons, his self-denied homosexuality, his tendency to the luxury and the decadence of the bourgeois life, so different from the austerity he left in the Soviet Russia and to which he was condemned to return. No, this movie is all about the male body and, to put it frank, gay anal sex. Mexican actor Luis Alberti builds a fine counterpoint to Eisenstein's character and a credible gay love interest. This is actually the moment that the viewer discovers that Eisenstein has already been in Mexico for 8 months shooting a movie with American funding, something quite essential but completely discarded during the first part of the picture. This is the backdrop of what Greenaway has done which s to presentEisenstein's Mexican sojourn as a sexual awakening.
Just as Guanajuato is geographically located in the center of Mexicothis story is focused on Eisenstein discovering his personal center. With the companionship of his Mexican guide'Palomino', performed so wonderfully by Luis Alberti, Eisenstein givesinto his own desires, his own needs, and is given the chance thoughbriefly to be himself physically, artistically, and intellectually. But in the end he must return to SovietRussia and back to judging eyes that are so symbolically shownthroughout the movie by the three Mexican men in traditional dress. It playsaround with the format, having real life photos of the characters andthe locations next to characters as they are mentioned, playing withangles and positions of the characters, experimenting with colors, andobviously, using montages in a great way. Peter Greenaway vuelve a su cine más provocador con esta historia a camino entre la realidad y la ficción sobre el maestro Eisenstein. Sets are as exuberant and as complex as an architect mind like Greenaway's can conceive.
When what you see on screen is expressive and interesting you cannot get tired, as one does not get tired of seeing more masterpieces in an art museum, or of listening to fine opera or classical music. To me, that would have been a more interesting movie - but Ican understand that Greenaway had a different vision for this story. You are watching the movie Eisenstein in Guanajuato produced in Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France belongs in Category Comedy, Drama, Romance with duration 105 Min , broadcast at 123Movie. But he really scores this time with a story that has longed tobe told. So the story comes to what Eisenstein in Guanajuato, a city known worldwide for their eerie Museum of Mummies, is going to make the procession, which takes place every year in honor of the Day of the Dead. Yes, indeed the butt-loving Eisenstein receives from his Mexican guide Ca? Moreover he got a gander at the great man's cacheof frankly gay pornographic drawings.
Rechazado por la implacable industria de Hollywood, Eisenstein se deja seducir por el encanto y la frescura de su nuevo destino. That's the one positive thing I have to say about this movie. Eisenstein's sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career - a significant hinge between the early successes of Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, which made him a world-renowned figure, and his hesitant later career with Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible and The Boyar's Plot. Great cinema for the thinking person! Here the artist brakes the shacklesothers have place upon him. Thunder the whole world with his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, Eisenstein traveled to the United States during the period of hysteria, when even in Hollywood chased the ghosts of the Bolshevik threat.
Ordinarily I can take Peter Greenaway or leave him alone -- chiefly thelatter. He falls madly inlove and lust with a handsome guide. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. Película Einsenstein En Guanajuato : Toda la información que necesitas saber sobre. Comedy Romance In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. But he knew nothing about film production and less about Eisenstein's highly improvisatory working methods.
Moreover he got a gander at the great man's cache of frankly gay pornographic drawings. Subjected malicious criticism from conservative Americans in 1931, the director has left for Mexico at the invitation of pro-communist minded American liberals to shoot films Viva Mexico!. The vomiting and diarrhea scenes at the start of the movie had already done the same thing. Título original Eisenstein in Guanajuato Año 2015 Duración 105 min. Hewanted to be accepted by Hollywood and they rejected him. As is known Sergei Eisenstein hoped to work in Hollywood in the earlythirties just as sound came in. All conversations except for a very small amount are in English.
Sin embargo, la cinta quedó inconclusa, por lo que en 1979 Grigori Aleksandrov, a partir de los storyboards originales de Eisenstein, compiló ¡Que Viva México! There is almost nothing in this film about Eisenstein's film making. But he really scores this time with a story that has longed to be told. In other words, for those profoundly into male nudity and gay cinema, I would recommend to go and see this film; otherwise, you'll probably have some other place you'd rather be. He was also was taken with the way that death is celebrated in Mexican culture and an event like the Day of the Dead. But Greenaway, in reducing that breakthrough to a single, silly roll in the hay, falls back on the stalest of clichés. The prime example of this are the American brother and sister who barge into Eisenstein's hotel room towards to end of the movie.
If you want to see an element of 'the man' that created theseremarkable films catch this movie. Undoubtedly, Eisenstein was smitten with the pure sensuality of Mexico, the bright light, striking colors, luxuriant foliage and exotic animals. I have not seen any of Greenaway's previous movies, and while I haveseen Potemkin, I barley knew anything about the actual Eisensteingoing in. The most annoying part of the film was certainly the vertiginous camera work. El director de El Acorazado Potemkin 1925 vivió más de un año 1931 allí para plasmar en celuloide su fascinación por el Día de Muertos y los ritos religiosos de la cultura popular mexicana. In the scene in the hotel room just described, the camera spins for about 5 minutes around the bed with a half-naked Eisenstein in it.
The actual storyline is very forgettable. I had to actually close my eyes as I felt the whole scene was making me sick. Peter Greenaway does not try to expose any secrets of the film making art of Eisenstein, but rather deals with the surrounding context that made his films possible. Overall Eisenstein in Guanajuato was for me a very satisfying and surprisingly entertaining experience. As is known Sergei Eisenstein hoped to work in Hollywood in the early thirties just as sound came in. It takes almost an hour, and the result is an unstinting sex scene in which Palomino yes, there are plenty of equine jokes mounts Sergei from behind and delivers him into ecstasy, after which he plants a small red flag between his butt cheeks.
The experience gained by Eisenstein in Mexico, later greatly affect his life and career. The sexual scenes were graphical, but not grotesque or provoking unless you are provoked by homosexuality. First, Greenaway sorely misses the collaboration of composer , whose propulsive music so enhanced his early features. The period spent by Eisenstein in Mexico while shooting material never gathered and edited for a film about the country and its revolutions may have been the happiest time in the life of the director already famous for Potemkin and October. At no point does he shout 'Camera! He falls madly in love and lust with a handsome guide.