March 22, 2007
Kino on Video
- Digitally Re-Mastered
- Runtime: 68 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Released in English
This landmark silent masterpiece from Soviet avant-garde director Dziga Vertov stylishly highlights the buzz of everyday city life as seen through the eyes of a roving cameraman.
This landmark silent masterpiece from Soviet avant-garde director Vertov stylishly highlights the buzz of everyday city life as seen through the eyes of a roving cameraman.
Mikhail Kaufman, the director of photography, was also Vertov's brother.
A second episode of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA was created by Kaufman without Vertov, as the brothers had a falling-out shortly after MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA's premiere and never worked together again.
The film's editor, Elizaveta Svilova, was also Vertov's wife.
Vertov, Kaufman, and Svilova formed the core of a group of experimental communist filmmakers who called themselves Kino-Eye, attempting to forge a new language of film that did not depend on capitaslist-dominated fictional conventions.