The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

In 1927, when Eisenstein was making October, Esther Shub was working on neglected newsreel footage from the Moscow archives to create a dramatic 'montage of film document' spanning 1913-1917. In 1967, Mosfilm re-produced the film, adding an introduction and a soundtrack of classical piano music to counterpoint and underline her juxtaposition of images and terse intertitles. The result is a highly entertaining and visually interesting history lesson, which charts in succinct and often amusing terms the decline of the Tsars (the Romanov dynasty) and the rise of the masses.

By: HM


Release details

5 mins

Cast and crew

Esther Shub
Esther Shub
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