U.S. Re-Release Trailer and New Poster for ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’

Peter Greenaway's Film

Strand Releasing has re-released trailer and new poster for Peter Greenaway long-developing Sergei Eisenstein drama, ahead of its U.S. release next month.

Titled Eisenstein in Guanajuato, the movie follows the filmmaker’s life-changing ten days in 1930s Mexico as he attempts to make Que Viva Mexico.In typically Greenwayian fashion, of course, “with the helmer’s usual mix of explicit nudity and forthright crudeness and humor.”

Finnish actor Elmer Back (The Spiral) plays the Soviet master and the father of modern editing (Strike, Battleship Potemkin, October: Ten Days That Shook the World), supported by Luis Alberti, Stelio Savante, Maya Zapata and Lisa Owen.

The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and will be out in select theaters on February 5th. Watch below.

This is all intriguing, to be sure. Exteriors.

Peter Greenaway's Film

In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life. Peter Greenaway’s film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of cinema.