schedule

Two-Buldi-Two

(Dva-buldi-dva)
(The Great Buldis)

BAMPFA Collection

  • Lecture

    Peter Bagrov is a curator of the moving image department at the George Eastman Museum and an expert on Russian and Soviet film history.

  • Judith Rosenberg
    On Piano
featuring

Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Kochetov, Anelle Sudakevich, Andrei Fait,

A father-and-son clown act are separated during the Russian Civil War in this little-seen, energetic gem by the great Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov, best known as the “father of montage” and for his dynamic comedy The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks. Influenced by Hollywood filmmakers like D. W. Griffith yet speeding up their aesthetics exponentially, Kuleshov’s cinema is one of constant movement and action. A whirlwind of circus acts, shoot-outs, stunts, intrigues, forced conscriptions, and great escapes, Two-Buldi-Two is cinema as kinetic carnival.

Jason Sanders
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Osip Brik
Cinematographer
  • Pyotr Ermolov
  • Aleksandr Shelenkov
Language
  • Silent
  • with Russian and English intertitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 92 mins
Source
  • BAMPFA