Masterworks 2: New Babylon
January 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Riley Auditorium in Battelle Hall
The Soviet Union silent film from 1929 was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg and Dmitri Shostakovich composed the score. New Babylon takes place during the Paris Commune of 1871 and is indicative of the avande garde movement of the 1920s. The Paris Commune is considered the birth of communism.
Having undergone Soviet censorship, which rendered the film unwatchable, the film has been restored to its pre-censored format.