EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO is a feature film about the world's greatest filmmaker, with Finnish actor Elmer Back (The Spiral) playing the title role of the Soviet film-director Sergej Eisenstein. Eisenstein's talent, insight and wisdom can surely be measured with that of Shakespeare and Beethoven, and his films Strike, Pantserkruiser Potjomkin and October established his fame. The film Eisenstein in Guanajuato tells of how Eisenstein, curious about Guanajuato’s Museum of the Dead, spends ten days in that Mexican city in 1931 whilst he was trying to make the film Que Viva Mexico. His sensual and emotional experiences with sex and death in those ten days influence his later films, introducing a much greater sympathy for the human condition in his cinema.
Production companies: Submarine, FuWorks, Paloma Negra, Edith Film, Potemkino, Mollywood
Cast: Elmer Back, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Rasmus Slatis, Jakob Ohrman, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante
Writer-Director: Peter Greenaway
Producers: Bruno Felix, San Fu Maltha, Femke Wolting, Cristina Velasco L.
Co-producers: Liisa Penttila-Asikainen, Peter De Maegd, Guy Van Baelen, Wilfried Van Baelen
Director of photography: Reinier van Brummelen
Production designer: Ana Solares
Costume designer: Brenda Gomez
Editor: Elmer Leupen
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Sales: Films Boutique