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‘Battleship Potemkin’ is re-released

Posted at 1:35 pm, March 15, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

Battleship Potemkin
We’re tickled by the re-release of Russian socialist classic ‘Battleship Potemkin’ scheduled at BFI South Bank for April 29 – the day of the Royal wedding. A masterpiece of Soviet propaganda, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film laments the failure of a 1905 uprising against the monarchist forces of Tsarist Russia and features the now-famous scene of a pram bouncing down the Odessa Steps. Less radical film-goers and wedding-dodgers might wish to catch Kenneth Branagh’s big-budget extravaganza ‘Thor’ on the same day – although the Vikings didn’t take too kindly to British monarchy either.

See the Battleship Potemkin review.


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