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

A World to Win A Century of Revolution on Screen takes its title from Marx and Engels’ declaration that the proletariat have a world to win. Beginning with Sergei Eisenstein’s iconic Battleship Potemkin, eight iconic films explore what revolution might mean to different filmmakers at different times and places across the 20th Century and is accompanied by introductions, talks and programme notes from leading filmmakers, academics, critics and journalists.  

The season culminates with the British premiere of the Munich Film Museum restoration of Eisenstein’s masterpiece, October, on the first day after the centenary of the Russian Revolution, 26th October 2017 in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra and European Film Philharmonie 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 ‘A World to Win’ season offers a highly curated programme of iconic filmmaking which includes a rare screening of 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.

Screening at Regent Street Cinema and other venues from Friday 17 February 2017, the season culminates 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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Read the catalogue of ‘A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen’

For more information on Kino Klassika’s revolutionary series of screenings, take a look at our catalogue: A World to Win: A Century of Revolution on Screen, curated by Ian Christie, Maria Korolkova and Justine Waddell. The catalogue includes programme notes by Academy Award winning director Bernardo Bertolucci, Academy Award winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton, as well as contributions from BBC Radio 4 Film Programme’s Francine Stock and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw.

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