Enthusiasm (1930), Dziga Vertov

Enthusiasm (1930), Dziga Vertov

Following on from a day of talks and lectures celebrating Russian documentary maker Dziga Vertov’s writings and films, Kino Klassika is proud to present a screening of his first sound film, Enthusiasm (1930) at the Centre Pompidou.

Dziga Vertov’s first sound film, Enthusiasm documents the intense mining activity of the coal-rich Donbas region of Ukraine. Directed in 1930, the film was the first time real industrial sounds were used to create an independent musical composition for film. An audio and visual symphony of modern times and forced industrialization, Enthusiasm makes the connection between sound and image the basis of a new cinematographic language. In creating this language, Vertov sought to ‘grasp the feverish reality of life in the Donbas, to convey as true to life as possible its atmosphere of the clash of hammers, of train whistles, of the songs of workers at rest.’

The film will be screened on the 20th December, at 20:00 (1h30), in Cinema 2 of the Pompidou Centre.

You can buy your tickets here.

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