Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass


Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass

Dziga WertowRussia – 1930

Dziga Vertov's Enthusiasm (Symphony of the Donbass) is considered a masterpiece of early sound film and of Soviet avant-garde cinema. Dealing with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, it was praised by artists like Charlie Chaplin, was subsequently forgotten, and rediscovered by the avant-garde movement of the 1960s.

Original Title Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass
German Title Enthusiasm: Die Donbass-Symphonie
French Title La symphonie de Donbass
Other Titles Sinfonia del Donbass - Ėntuziazm (Simfonija Donbassa)
Directed by Dziga Wertow
Country Russia
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Dziga Wertow
Film Editing Elizabeta Swilowa
Soundtrack Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Cinematography Boris Zeitlin
Sound Pyotr Shtro
Production Ukrainfilm
Runtime 65 Min.

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