One of the most famous productions by one of the Soviet Union’s most important filmmakers, October was commissioned to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. Its official status meant that Eisenstein had great resources to hand as he recreated iconic events such as the storming of the Winter Palace. However, his formal experiments meant that the film met with some disapproval within official circles.
October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein & Grigoriy Aleksandrov