We’ve just recieved the first images from Eisenstein In Guanajuato, the latest film directed by Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover, The Draughtsman’s Contract, The Pillow Boo‘), and starring 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 as he spends ten days in 1931 in Guanajuato, Mexico, where his experiences humanizes Eisenstein as a filmmaker, and his films become more sympathetic to the human condition.
Peter 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 is expected to be released in cinemas in September 2014.
Photos credit for Karin S. De Boer, photographer of all images included as such KarinDeBoer©2014