Man With A Movie Camera
Man With A Movie Camera, the experimental 1929 silent documentary film by Soviet director Dziga Vertov, is out on 18th April in a limited-edition 4-Disc Dual-Format edition from Eureka Entertainment.
Voted one of the ten best films ever made in the Sight & Sound 2012 poll, and the best documentary ever in a subsequent poll in 2014, Man With A Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom) stands as one of cinema’s most essential documents - a dazzling exploration of the possibilities of image-making as related to the everyday world around us.
The culmination of a decade of experiments to render “the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe”, Dziga Vertov’s masterwork uses a staggering array of cinematic devices to capture the city at work and at play, as well as the machines that power it.
Presented in a definitive new restoration from EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam and Lobster Films, the film is also presented with other works by Vertov, both before and after his masterpiece - "Kino-Eye", "Kino-Pravda #21", "Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass" and "Three Songs About Lenin".
“The greatest documentary ever made”
– Sight & Sound
“Dziga Vertov's 1929 experimental Soviet propaganda picture is breathtaking in its formal ingenuity.”
“…Soviet cinema’s avant-garde in its last and most brilliant phase”
– Philip Kemp
“Dziga Vertov's experimental documentary essay remains fascinating after all these years”
– Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“Cinema in its purest form; movement, sensation, action and visual trickery”
– Time Out
“This is an exuberant manifesto that celebrates the infinite possibilities of what cinema can be.”
- Jonathan Romney, Observer