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Man With a Movie Camera

Человек с киноаппаратом

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Directed by Dziga Vertov
Soviet Union, 1929
Documentary, Avant-Garde
      Silent
      English

Synopsis

This landmark of the Soviet avant-garde and the silent era of film is a dazzling “City Symphony” in the manner of certain other non-fiction films of the time. Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece offers a “kino-eye” documentary portrait of a day in the life of a large Soviet city.

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Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece remains a visually thrilling chronicle of modern life, and an ode to the power of film. A lucid mixture of documentary and avant-garde techniques, it’s a radical redefinition of cinema’s boundaries—essential viewing that is just as groundbreaking many years later.

Synopsis

This landmark of the Soviet avant-garde and the silent era of film is a dazzling “City Symphony” in the manner of certain other non-fiction films of the time. Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece offers a “kino-eye” documentary portrait of a day in the life of a large Soviet city.

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Man With a Movie CameraDirected byDziga Vertov
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1985

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