About Unexpected Eisenstein
Curated by leading Eisenstein expert and Kino Klassika trustee Ian Christie and GRAD director Elena Sudakova, the exhibition brought together nearly seventy sketches from the Bakhrushin State Theatre Museum and Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI). A rare chance to consider Eisenstein beyond his great films The Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible, it explored his influence, among other things, on generations of British filmmakers from Lawrence Oliver to Derek Jarman, Sally Potter and Mark Cousins.
A film: Eisenstein on Lawrence
Film maker Mark Cousins imagines a conversation between Eisenstein and English writer DH Lawrence. This playful film essay carries forward Mark’s dialogue with Eisenstein’s from his film ‘What is this film called love?’
Eisenstein’s Legacy: An Academic Conference
We host a two day academic conference at the Courtauld Institute with co-organisers GRAD London and Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre to present new international research on Eisenstein’s legacy.
Love, Lust and Laughter at Pace Gallery
We host an exhibition of rarely seen Eisenstein erotic drawings titled ‘Love, Lust and Laughter’ with Pace London and presented by Joan Neuberger to highlight this little studied aspect of Eisenstein’s creative process.
Eisenstein in Mexico
In collaboration with A Nos Amours we host for the first time ever consecutive screenings of versions of Eisenstein’s unfinished film Que Viva Mexico with a panel discussion with Owen Hatherley, Erika Balsom and Sophie Fiennes.
We invite famed contemporary composer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev to introduce a rare sold out 35mm screening of Eisenstein and Prokofiev’s ground breaking venture into sound film, the historical epic Alexander Nevsky.