A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen

A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen

About A World to Win

Marx proclaimed that throwing off its chains, the proleteriat had a world to win. This spring, Kino Klassika will host a season of screenings, talks and events in collaboration with Regent Street Cinema to mark the centenary of the October Revolution before a planned national tour. The season opens with Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, the iconic film the revolution inspired, and goes on to examine a century of revolution on film.  The season finishes with the British premiere of Eisenstein’s masterpiece, October, on the first day after the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, 26th October 2017, in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, London. 


Bringing together provocative films by directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, Mikhail Kalatozov, Larisa Shepitko and Andrei Smirnov, Jean-Luc Godard, Gauber Rocha, Andrzej Wajda, Bernardo Bertolucci and Ken Loach, the season offers a touring programme to reach audiences across the UK and includes the once-banned Soviet film commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1917, Larisa Shepitko and Andrei Smirnov’s Beginning of an Unknown Century on March 8, International Womens Day.

Join us for A World To Win at Regent Street Cinema and other venues across the UK from Friday 17 February 2017 culminating in a landmark screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s October with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre on the 26th October 2017. 

A World to Win programme is curated by Professor Ian Christie, Dr Maria Korolkova, and Justine Waddell of Kino Klassika Foundation. 

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