This is very exciting news indeed. Peter Greenaway’s new movie is coming in September 2014 and needless to say, I can’t wait.
Here is a first look, after the jump.
Directed by Greenaway (‘The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover’, ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’, ‘The Pillow Book’), the Eisenstein cast includes Finnish actor Elmer Back in the title role, Mexican actor Luis Alberti in the role of his guide (Palomino Cañedo), South African actor Stelio Savante as Hunter S Kimbrough and Lisa Owen as Mary Craig Sinclair.
The film follows Eisenstein’s ten days spent in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1931. His sensual experiences in Guanajuato greatly influenced his life and his films.
Greenaway said: “At a time when cinema is dying, it is pertinent to celebrate cinema’s greatest practitioner. The business of cinema never seems to change. Many of the problems Eisenstein had in 1931, have reappeared all over again. Difficulties of financing, problems of logistics, cultures and language barriers. Such as Eisenstein rose to these problems, so do we.”
“Eisenstein in Guanajuato” is an international co-production between Submarine and Fu Works (The Netherlands), and Paloma Negra Films (Mexico), Edith Film (Finland) and Potemkino (Belgium). Broadcasting networks VPRO (the Netherlands), ZDF (Germany), Arte (France) and YLE (Finland) are supporting the film. The pic is produced by Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting for Submarine (“Meet the Fokkens,” “Rembrandt’s J’Accuse”), and San Fu Maltha for Fu Works (“Blackbook,” “Winter in Wartime,”). The film will be shot entirely in Guanajuato, Mexico.
The film is expected to be released in cinemas in September 2014.
Photos by Karin S. De Boer