Three Songs of Lenin

Dziga Vertov
Price: EUR 29.90

Next to the classic Čelovek s kinoapparatom (Man with a Movie Camera), his "film poem" to the founder of the Soviet Union, Tri pesni o Lenine (Three Songs of Lenin), is the most universally acclaimed and enduringly popular of all Dziga Vertov's films. This 2-disc set presents the earliest surviving versions of Three Songs of Lenin, the 1938 silent and sound reissues, previously unavailable on home video. Also included are the two Lenin-themed editions of Vertov's Kinopravda newsreel series as well as a feature-length TV documentary about Vertov by Austrian Film Museum co-founder Peter Konlechner.


"This handsomely produced package, important for historians of the USSR and for film historians, also includes two of Vertov's Kino Pravda series; a documentary about Vertov featuring his widow reviewing his works; and an informative essay on the 'multiple versions' of the Three Songs." (Cineaste)

Edition Filmmuseum 86
1st edition: 2014
Edited by: Austrian Film Museum and Filmmuseum München in cooperation with Gosfilmofond, Moskau, and RGAKFD, Krasnogorsk

DVD 1: Tri pesni o Lenine (Three Songs of Lenin) (Sound version) (1934/38, Dziga Vertov) 64 min | Tri pesni o Lenine (Silent version) (1935/38, Dziga Vertov) 52 min
DVD 2: Dziga Vertov (1974/2014, Peter Konlechner) 54 min | Kinopravda No. 21 – Leninskaja Kinopravda (Reconstructed version) (1925, Dziga Vertov) 43 min | Kinopravda No. 22 – Krestjanskaja Kinopravda (1925, Dziga Vertov) 19 min | Rare film and audio footage of Elizaveta Svilova during her first visit to Vienna in May 1970 

Language: Russian, German

Subtitles: German, English
All Regions, 4:3 PAL

20 page bilingual booklet (in English and in German) with a new essay by Adelheid Heftberger

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