Full of Soviet propaganda and bursting with innovative film ideas, this historic documentary was Dziga Vertov’s first sound film.
Dziga Vertov’s first sound film is a staple of avant-garde cinema, pioneering audio design by turning mechanical noise into a thrilling symphony. Dedicated to Stalin’s Five-Year Plan, Enthusiasm glorified Soviet industrialization, but its lasting effect was the liberation of sound from image.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada