Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Synopsis: The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such heights. On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the US. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein's sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career - a significant hinge between the early successes of Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, which made him a world-renowned figure, and his hesitant later career with Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible and The Boyar's Plot.
Director(s): Peter Greenaway
Production: Submarine
  2 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

I am sure it can be sorted out.

Stay in sight of your bodyguards.








It's OK, boys.


(ECHOING) Sergei!

(ECHOING) Sergei!

(ECHOING) Mxico!

(ECHOING) Mxico!

(ECHOING) Guanajuato!




Vomit and shit pour out of you in floods.

I should not be here.

I should be back in Russia,

being constipated.

In Moscow, you can go for a week

without shitting once.



Sergei? It's me. It's me, Caedo. It's me.


Come on. Let's go, let's go.

It's just me, Caedo. Hey, it's OK. Shh.

- Come on.

- Ugh.


- Stop it, stop it, stop it.




Close your eyes, close your eyes.

You know...

You know, I sat like the Tsar

on the throne of the Winter Palace.

But the Tsar did not have running water.

You Mexicans don't have tsars,

but you do have running water.

What is that noise?

Someone banging on the pipes.


Come on.



OK. OK, hey.

- Wake up.



Come on, come on.



It's the 22nd of October.

Someone is banging on the pipes

to commemorate the start

of the Russian Revolution.


No. It's the hotel plumber fixing the hot water.

Go to sleep.

The hot water of the Revolution.


We shall all be cleansed

with the hot water of the Revolution.


Watch him carefully.

Or you'll have Stalin on your backs.

Stalin's reach is very long.

If anything happens to him,

you'll be picking ice

out of your asses in Siberia

or have an ice-pick lodged in your brain!


Here, your photographs.

Put them away somewhere safe.

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Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway, CBE (born 5 April 1942 in Newport, Wales) is a British film director, screenwriter, and artist. His films are noted for the distinct influence of Renaissance and Baroque painting, and Flemish painting in particular. Common traits in his film are the scenic composition and illumination and the contrasts of costume and nudity, nature and architecture, furniture and people, sexual pleasure and painful death. more…

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