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Zagreb Film Festival
16. - 22. Listopad 2006

SC - Savska 25
10000 Zagreb

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Side programme | Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin / Bronenosets Potyomkin
Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov, Russia

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It was a hundred years ago that the sailors of the Potemkin warship stirred up the rebellion against the Russian emperor. Twenty years after Sergei Eisenstein shot his masterpiece, The Potemkin Warship, which brings all the drama of that larger-than-life moment in Odessa.

One of the most quoted scenes of all times is the scene from this very film: after the mother dies shot by the soldiers, the baby carriage, no more hand holding them, they start their dangerous descent down the staircase. The scene and the carriage have inspired our new award the Golden Carriage. This year, Berlin had the first screening of the digital version of the film. The Pet Shop Boys dedicated their whole album to this film and in collaboration with the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra held a concert in London. They are planning a big tour. To honour Eisenstein, his great film, the rebellion aginst the emperor and our new award we decided to screen the digital version of the film on the night of the closing ceremony musical accompaniment performed by the Slovene Pavel Vlasov Sextet, who have already performed musical accompaniments for several silent films.

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