Film review: ‘Eisenstein in Guanajuato’ ★★★

Striking, defiant, controversial pieces of avant-garde filmmaking often contain one scene where the line in the sand of mainstream cinema is well and truly obliterated. The Odessa steps sequence of Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin stands as an unparalleled and much-studied example. After a number of early warning shots in Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato – close-up full frontal nudity and graphic vomiting – the tipping point pushes the opening delirium over the edge.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato is in UK cinemas from 15th April – jump over to CineVue here to read the full review.