Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dziga Vertov - Entuziazm (Simfoniya Donbassa) AKA Enthusiasm (The Donbass Symphony) (1931)


One of the first Soviet sound films, it deals with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, and represents Vertov’s radical attempt to link economic progress with the introduction of sound in cinema.

A lyrical documentary on the lives of Coal miners in the Donbass who are struggling to meet their production quotas under the Five Year Plan.

Subtitles:English, French