New York : Kino on Video, c2001.
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
In Russian, with English subtitles.
Narrator, Sergei Bondarchuk ; introduction by Grigoriĭ Aleksandrov.
Directors, Sergeii Ėĭzenshteĭn, Grigoriĭ Aleksandrov ; cinematography, Eduard Tisse ; writers, Grigoriĭ Aleksandrov, Sergeii Ėĭzenshteĭn ; editor, Esfir Tobak.
Previously released in less complete version under title: Thunder over Mexico.
Based on: Que viva Mexico! / Sergei Eisenstein.
Reconstructed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Nikita Orlov in 1979 from materials directed by Sergei Eisenstein in 1931.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Que viva Mexico: A film document of the history of Mexico, presented in four novellas: Sandunga, an exposition of Tehuantepec jungles and the peaceful lifestyles of their inhabitants; Manguei, a love story about a poor peon and his bride; Fiesta, devoted to bullfighting and romantic love; and Soldadera, a portrayal of the 1910 revolution in Mexico as depicted in the frescoes of Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orosco.
Romance sentimentale: Eisenstein's first sound film, this experimental 1930 short is a dazzling symphony of images and sounds, made in collaboration with Alexandrov and Tisse.
Misery and fortune of woman: A 20 minute excerpt from an ultra-rare 1929 film by Eisenstein, Alexandrov and Tisse intended to encourage legal and sanitary birth/abortion clinics in Europe. A dramatization of the plight of working class women.
Que viva Mexico (1931/1979, 85 min.) -- Romance sentimentale : a cinematographic study with Mara Griy / scenario and direction, S.M. Eisenstein and G.V. Alexandroff ; music, Alexis Archangelsky ; production, Sequana-Film (1930, 20 min.) -- Misery and fortune of woman = Frauennot, Frauenglück / Lazar Wechsler presents ; Praesens-Film AG ; photographed by Eduard Tisse ; directed by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigory Alexandrov ; music by Martin Uhl ; restored by Bret Wood (1929, 20 min.).
Special features: Que Viva clippings: a sampling of texts pertaining to the production and release of Que Viva Mexico.
MW, 12-09; 8-12(rpl)
Da zdravstvuet Meksika
Thunder over Mexico.
Misery and fortune of woman.
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