Winner of the Nika (Russia's Academy Award) for Best Documentary in 1996, this film chronicles the life of Russian filmmaker Eisenstein, whose technical innovations in films like BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN and OCTOBER elevated the cinema to an art form.
Description by Image Entertainment:
A film dedicated to the 100th anniversary of cinema and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Eisenstein, one of film's greatest pioneers. The first screen version of Eisenstein's memoirs, "Autobiography" includes clips from his and some of his contemporaries' films, rare archival footage of Eisenstein himself and personal reminiscences. All this reflects the inner world of the great film director as he struggled through two Russian revolutions and Stalin's terror.