Magazine article Screen International

New Greenaway Film Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

New Greenaway Film Begins Shoot

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First images released of period drama Eisenstein In Guanajuato.

Peter Greenaway, the British director of more than 50 films including The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, has started shooting his new film, Eisenstein in Guanajuato.

The feature centres on legendary filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein - the director of Battleship Potemkin - with Finnish actor Elmer Bäck (The Spiral) playing the title role.

Mexican actor Luis Alberti plays the role of his guide (Palomino Cañedo), South African actor Stelio Savante is Hunter S Kimbrough and Lisa Owen plays Mary Craig Sinclair.

The international co-production is led by producers Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting from Submarine and San Fu Maltha from Fu Works. The entire film will be shot in Guanajuato, Mexico.

France's Rezo Film is the film's sales agent and it is expected to receive a theatrical release in September 2014.

The film shows how Russian-born Eisenstein spent ten days in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 1931, during which time the 33-year-old falls in love and loses his virginity. …

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