Zemlya (a.k.a. Earth) (1930)

Stars: Stepan Shkurat - Semyon Svashenko
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Runtime: 87 Minutes
Language: English subtitles - Music score
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Rating: NR

Price: $11.95

a.k.a. Earth

Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Stepan Shkurat - Semyon Svashenko
Yuliya Solntseva - Yelena Maksimova
Vasili's Fiancee - Nikolai Nademsky

Dovzhenko's "film poem" explores life, death, violence, and sex through his epic montage.

Dovzhenko's "film poem" style brings to life the collective experience of life for the Ukranian proles, examining natural cycles through his epic montage. He explores life, death, violence, sex, and other issues as they relate to the collective farms. An idealistic vision of the possibilities of Communism made just before Stalinism set in and the Kulack class was liquidated, "Earth" was viewed negatively by many Soviets because of its exploration of death and other dark issues that come with revolution.

87 Minutes