Tehran museum to spotlight Soviet Montage
Art and Experience: The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) is scheduled to review the Soviet Montage, a school of cinema that started in 1924, during a special program, which begins at its cinematheque this evening.
A total of nine silent movies robustly influenced by the Soviet innovative movement have been selected to go on screen in a time span of one month.
Among the movies are “The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks” directed by Lev Kuleshov, “Strike” by Sergei Eisenstein and “October: Ten Days That Shook the World” by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov.
The Soviet Montage period began in 1924/1925 and ended in 1930. It is a film theory focused on understanding and creating cinema using specific film editing techniques.
The theory was conceived in the Soviet Union during the 1920’s and was pioneered by such Soviet directors as Alexander Dovzhenko, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov and, most famously, Sergei Eisenstein. This cinematic movement was based heavily on editing such as metric, rhythmic, tonal, over-tonal and intellectual.