Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein In Guanajuato will have its world premiere in competition here in Berlin on Wednesday. The Pillow Book and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover helmer’s latest is set in 1931 and follows Battleship Potemkin director Sergei Eisenstein as he travels to Mexico to shoot Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein encounters a new culture and its dealings with death; he also discovers another revolution — and his own body. Elmer Bäck plays Eisenstein with Stelio Savante, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Rasmus Slätis and Jakob Öhrman also in the cast. Films Boutique is selling at the EFM. Check out the trailer above.
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