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Ratings & Reviews

  1. chanandre's rating of the film Old and New

    [Cinémathèque PT #417: 35 mm] (2006)

  2. Drolin's rating of the film Old and New

    I am speachless. So good movie.

  3. Nachtreich's rating of the film Old and New

  4. Superfrog's rating of the film Old and New

    Soviet realist drama about a communal farm persecuted by kulaks. With bovine sex and great photography. What's not to like.

  5. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Old and New

  6. Julia Miville's rating of the film Old and New

    Hard to comment since I could not read the titles. Have to keep my eyes open for a Verizon with English subtitles.

  7. ruthlornaadele's rating of the film Old and New

    beautiful photography, especially portraits. as subtle in 'plot' as you'd expect.

  8. msmichel's rating of the film Old and New

    Eisenstein and Aleksandrov's follow up to 'October' was this exquisite paean to collective farming. Though obviously made with propagandistic intent to glorify the collective farm and the modernization of Russia due to socialism one can't ignore the level of filmmaking on show. The film is full of memorable images and its film language was years ahead of its western peers. Fine cinematography by Eduard Tisse.

  9. Jack Stone's rating of the film Old and New

    This is a poison masterpiece, like _Birth of a Nation_, like _Triumph of the Will_. It's an elegant plea for the collectivization of Soviet farms; it makes a point that Stalin would drive home much efficiently a couple of years later by starving to death eight million Ukrainian farmers who disbelieved in it's fundamental aesthetic (Google "Holodomor").

  10. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Old and New

    The virtues of socialism in a single story. Makes you wish many a country these days would invest in cinema to exemplify progressive models to their people (in any philosophical form).

  11. Viggo Wichmann's rating of the film Old and New

    Love the humour. Tempo is rather slow by modern standards, however. Amazing quality for its age.

  12. eddyfree's rating of the film Old and New

    Essential viewing for film historians......and lovers of straggly bearded, dirty faced farm hands.

  13. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Old and New

    More polemic than story.

  14. Henrique Verkündigung's rating of the film Old and New

    probably the best soviet film ever made.

  15. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Old and New

    Sergei Eisenstein celebrates a communal farm in his final silent film, chronicling the struggles and hardships of a commune as they try to navigate every day life. Doesn't shy away from the difficulties of their labor, yet ends on a triumphant note common to Soviet propaganda films. Still, elegantly directed and brilliantly edited, if lacking the narrative drive of some of Eisenstein's other work.