Sunday, 19 July 2009

Pudovkin's Storm Over Asia 1928

Today, I will wrap up my look at the films shown at the Cambridge Film Guild season 1929/30.

Storm Over Asia (original title Potomok Chingis-khanа (The Heir to Genghis Khan)) is a 1928 Russian film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and starring Valéry Inkijinoff. It forms part of Pudovkin's "revolutionary trilogy", alongside Mother (1926) and The End of St. Petersburg (1927). Read more on Silent Film

I recently came across a very useful blog dedicated to Soviet era movies which with reviews, images and downloads including Pudovkin's Storm Over Asia.

Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin (Russian: Всеволод Илларионович Пудовкин) (16 February 1893 – 20 June 1953) was a Russian film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential theories of montage. Pudovkin's masterpieces are often contrasted with those of his contemporary Sergei Eisenstein, but whereas Eisenstein utilized montage to glorify the power of the masses, Pudovkin preferred to concentrate on the courage and resilience of individuals. Read more on Wikipedia.

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