This landmark of the Soviet avant-garde and the silent era of film is a dazzling “City Symphony” in the manner of certain other non-fiction films of the time. Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece offers a “kino-eye” documentary portrait of a day in the life of a large Soviet city.
Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece remains a visually thrilling chronicle of modern life, and an ode to the power of film. A lucid mixture of documentary and avant-garde techniques, it’s a radical redefinition of cinema’s boundaries—essential viewing that is just as groundbreaking many years later.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Abbas Kiarostami, 2002, Iran
David Lynch, 1977, United States
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Ingmar Bergman, 1966, Sweden
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Guy Maddin, 1992, Canada