A playful documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union. Man With a Movie Camera is an extraordinary piece of film-making. An exuberant montage of urban Russia, it represents the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that keep the city going with energetic lyricism. A member of the Soviet avant-garde, Vertov used a variety of pioneering cinematic techniques to document the full spectrum of 1929 Soviet life, dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames and produced a radical experiment that is exhilarating and intellectually brilliant. This release features a new soundtrack composed by the renowned Michael Nyman, and performed by the Michael Nyman Band.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.