Marpha Lapkina, a horseless peasant unwilling to subject herself to poverty, organizes a dairy artel together with local agronomist and poor men. The workers-patrons help them to get the first tractor, and a little bit later dozens of tractors cultivate the artel land.
As the great Sergei Eisenstein’s last completed silent film, Old and New cries out for rediscovery. Displaying the montage pioneer’s gift for composition, this epic reworking of the Soviet labour film is a cinematic ode to agrarian collectivization that glimmers with unexpected sexual undertones.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States