Man with a Movie Camera to be screened around the UK

Man with a Movie Camera to be screened around the UK
Frame from Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

3 August 2015

The groundbreaking Soviet avant-garde film Man with a Movie Camera (1929) will screen in selected UK cinemas throughout August and into early September.

The experimental silent documentary film, the best-known work of Dziga Vertov, is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Man with a Movie Camera has been released by BFI as part of their series of screenings of the top ten documentaries of all time, as rated last year by Sight & Sound magazine.

Vertov’s film presents city life in the Soviet cities of Moscow, Odessa and Kiev, and is famous for its use of breakthrough cinematic techniques, including stop motion, double exposure, freeze frames and jump cuts.

The screenings began in London on 30 July at Curzon Bloomsbury and will finish at Ciné Lumière on 2 September, passing through a range of UK cities during the month of August. There will also be screenings in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, from 31 July to 6 August.