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Alexander Nevsky

Александр Невский

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
Soviet Union, 1938
Action, Drama, History


Sergei Eisenstein drew on history, Russian folk narratives, and the techniques of Walt Disney to create this broadly painted epic of Russian resilience, the story of Teutonic knights vanquished by Prince Alexander Nevsky’s tactical brilliance.

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Alexander Nevsky Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Critics reviews

Eisenstein’s approaches to composition and editing are among the most original in film history. NEVSKY is worth seeing on a big screen simply because Eisenstein directed it. The images, as is always the case in his films, suggests architecture in motion; the organization of images suggests futurist murals. Sergei Prokofiev’s score is justly one of the most famous in cinema; as ambitious as the images, it’s a symphony with separate movements for different passages.
August 11, 2017
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