Arsenal (Silent)

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Arsenal (Silent)

  • 1929 ----- b & w ----- 86 min ----- withdrawn -----
  • (Directed and written by Alexander Dovzhenko; with Semyon Savshenko) An account of the Ukraine from the First World War through the February and October Revolutions to the suppression of a workers' revolt in 1918. Dovzhenko presents harsh, realistic scenes of Czarist brutality and war's destruction, but his juxtapositions of the Russian workers and peasants are both impressionistic and symbolic. (English titles) (NOTE: Film should be projected at silent speed, ie. 18 frames/second.)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Soviet Union)