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4.0
150 Ratings

Old and New

Старое и новое

Soviet Union, 1929
Silent, Drama

Synopsis

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.

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Old and New Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov

Critics reviews

Eisenstein’s iconic montage sequences in The Old and the New are on par with montage experiments in his other silent films, while his interest in religion, ritual, myth, and co-existence of historical epochs aligns this film with his unfinished projects of the 1930s – namely, Que viva Mexico! (1931-1932) and Bezhin lug (Bezhin Meadow, 1937).
December 14, 2017
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