Revolutions -- Soviet Union -- Drama, Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936 -- Drama


(Ten Days That Shook the World), (Desyat dnei, kotoriye potryasli mir)

Digital Restoration

  • Lecture

    Anne Nesbet is an associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and film and media at UC Berkeley.

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano

Vasily Nikandrov, Nikolai Popov, Boris Livanov, Eduard Tissé,

Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution, October has taken on newsreel status: its famously excerptable scenes of the storming of the Winter Palace are said to be more spectacular and better attended than the actual event. But to see the film now is to re-experience the shock with which its experimentation was met on its initial release. (That release was held up while Eisenstein was forced to excise footage of Trotsky, who was himself being excised from Party life.) Eisenstein’s theories of intellectual montage turned the objects and figures of recent history into metaphorical elements. 

  • Sergei Eisenstein
  • Grigori Alexandrov
  • Eduard Tissé
  • Silent
  • Russian intertitles with English e-titling
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • Silent
  • 101 mins
  • MK2 and Lobster Films

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October (program note), Harvard Film Archive, 2005

October / Octyabr (program note), Film Society of Lincoln Center, 2003

October (Octyabr) (program note), London Film Festival, Ian Christie, 1988

Oktyabar (October) (review), Variety, Lenny Borger, 1988

October (program note), London Film Festival, Ian Christie, 1988

Sergei Eisenstein (article), American Film Institute, 1981

Sergiusz Eisenstein - artysta i mysliciel (booklet), Filmoteka Polska, 1979

Film's institutional mode of representation and the Soviet response (article), October, Noël Burch, 1979

The films of S. M. Eisenstein : October (Ten days that shook the world) (program note), Pacific Film Archive Calendar, 1979

Soviet silent cinema : part 2 : 1926-1927 (program note), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Arthur Lennig, 1975

Displaying 10 of 25 publicly available documents.

View all October documentation on CineFiles.