Movie Madness Presents: The General Line
DVD, 1927, 119 mins, silent
The rarest and most difficult-to-find film from the great Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein, THE GENERAL LINE follows a peasant woman’s conversion to socialism, as she joins forces with other farmers and struggles to collectivize the farm she works on. The last silent film of Eisenstein’s career, THE GENERAL LINE showcases his signature brilliant editing and innovative use of montage.
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein,
Starring Martha Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev, Vasili Buzenkov.