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Kino Klassika presents Sergei Eisenstein's October

Screening with live orchestral score

Sergei Eisenstein's October

26th October 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, one of the most important events in 20th-century history, and one whose consequences are still being felt to this day.

To mark the date, the Kino Klassika Foundation presents a screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s cinematic masterpiece October (1928). This is one of the most iconic films of the 20th century, and is screened with a live score performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Eisenstein’s October is an epic recreation of the events that led to the storming of the Winter Palace in October 1917. On the basis of the success of Battleship Potemkin (1924), the film was commissioned by the Soviet government to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Revolution. The film occupies a unique place in Eisenstein’s work: its powerful, highly personal and controversial propagandist images led to widespread banning, with the first screenings in Britain only in 1935.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for London audiences to see a newly restored version of the film screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012, alongside the British premiere of a new restoration Edmund Meisel's original 1928 score.

Viewing Guidance
General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children

Promoted in association with Kino Klassika and the European Film Philharmonic.

Film in Focus is a year celebrating the power of the moving image and its influence across the arts.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.15pm

Join leading Eisenstein expert Ian Christie and conductor Frank Strobel as they discuss October and its newly restored score ahead of the anniversary screening.

Barbican Hall, free entry


Barbican Hall