35mm. Extraordinary, in fact, was this generation of the post-revolution period, which during a civil war, found the freedom and creativity to invent new forms of artistic creation, of which cinema was one of the most privileged - in fact, few periods of the History of the cinema can be compared to that of the Soviet avant-garde. Constructivism, was the word of erection.
The first film produced by Lev Kuleshov's Cine-lab, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MR. WEST IN THE LAND OF THE BOLSHEVIKS is an occasionally goofy but mostly wry comedy about a hapless American tourist who expects to find barbarians in Socialist Russia, where he is taken advantage of by a group of disgraced nobility out for money. A bit of heavy handed propaganda at the end doesn't negate its naive charm.