Canadian Premiere | Dir. Peter Greenaway | 2015 Co-Presented with Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
Fresh off the success of his historic masterpiece, Battleship Potemkin, Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein travelled to Guanajuato to direct his film Que viva México in 1931. While encountering a new culture, Eisenstein also discovered another revolution—his physical arousal to handsome tour guide Palomino, a married man who has no qualms introducing Eisenstein to the pleasures of the siesta hour and anal sex. This revelation causes the director to undergo a transition from conceptual filmmaker into an artist who is fascinated by the human condition.
Iconic British filmmaker Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) depicts Eisenstein as a tragic clown. Stylized close-ups, split screens and montages provide the viewer with an extraordinary film history juxtaposed with one man's sexual awakening by way of explicit nudity and subversive humour.
Nominated for the Golden Bear, 2015 Berlin International Film Festival
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