Strike

Soviet Union, 1924

Film
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At the time of “Strike”, his first film, Eisenstein was a director of the Proletkult Theatre, an organisation with a boldly original technique of acting which led him logically to the medium of the cinema. The film has little formal plot in the conventional sense; a characteristic brilliance of wit and image association here achieves an almost surrealistic intensity. The photography often achieves effects reminiscent of the ‘metaphysical objects’ school of painting.

Credits

production company

Goskino

Proletkult

Duration

01:22:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1924

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324948

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Strikes and lockouts

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Soviet Union

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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