Odessa, 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the Potemkin ship, the sailors contemplate mutiny. After seizing control, their revolt becomes the rallying point for a populace oppressed by the Czar’s Cossacks. The ruthless cavalry arrives to crush the rebellion on the Odessa steps.
Originally commissioned as Soviet propaganda, Sergei Eisenstein’s controversial masterpiece has outlived the politics of its day and taken its place as a timeless rebel yell. Thought of by many as the greatest film ever made, his cinematic techniques continue to blow minds!
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States