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The Salt of Svanetia / Nail in the Boot The Salt of Svanetia / Nail in the Boot

Michail Kalatozov Michail Kalatozov
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The Georgian-born filmmaker Michail Kalatozov (19031973) is best remembered for directing some of the most innovative and successful Soviet films of the 1950s and 1960s. This DVD presents digitally restored versions of two of his lesser-known, early works, which were highly controversial in their time but now rank among the finest achievements in Soviet silent cinema. Salt for Svanetia is an austere depiction of peasant life in the inhospitable terrain of the Caucasus Mountains. Nail in the Boot, a biting parable of wartime irresponsibility, chillingly prefigures the later Stalinist purge trials. Günter Buchwald's and Stephen Horne's prize-winning scores and the experimental accompaniment by Masha Khotimshi underline the poetic and expressive visual style of these exceptional masterpieces.

This DVD cotains:

Dzim Svante (Sol' Svanetii) / The Salt of Svanetia - USSR 193

Gvozd' v sapoge / Nail in the Boot - USSR 1932

The Georgian-born filmmaker Michail Kalatozov (19031973) is best remembered for directing some of the most innovative and successful Soviet films of the 1950s and 1960s. This DVD presents digitally restored versions of two of his lesser-known, early works, which were highly controversial in their time but now rank among the finest achievements in Soviet silent cinema. Salt for Svanetia is an austere depiction of peasant life in the inhospitable terrain of the Caucasus Mountains. Nail in the Boot, a biting parable of wartime irresponsibility, chillingly prefigures the later Stalinist purge trials. Günter Buchwald's and Stephen Horne's prize-winning scores and the experimental accompaniment by Masha Khotimshi underline the poetic and expressive visual style of these exceptional masterpieces.

This DVD cotains:

Dzim Svante (Sol' Svanetii) / The Salt of Svanetia - USSR 193

Gvozd' v sapoge / Nail in the Boot - USSR 1932

Extras

* Dzim Svante (Sol' Svanetii) / The Salt of Svanetia 1930, 62'
* Score by Günter A. Buchwald
*Alternative score by Masha Khotimski
* Gvozd' v sapoge / Nail in the Boot 1932, 64'
* Score by Stephen Horne
* 16-page bilingual booklet with essays by Sergej Kapterev and Alexander Schwarz

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SKU 9783958600843
Catalogue Number 84
Year 1930, 1932 (DVD 2016)
Director Kalatozov, Michail
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Edition Filmmuseum
Colour B&W
Sound Silent
Subtitles English, German
Language(s) Russian intertitles
Running time 126 min
DVD region 0, PAL
Certificate N/a

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