In the beginning of March, the famed silent film Battleship Potemkin, directed by Sergei Eisenstein, one of the best films of all time according to critics, will come to life at the Slovenian Cinematheque under the musical command of Innode, a project by the founding member of Viennese trio Radian Stefan Németh and the drummer of Elektro Guzzi Bernhard Breuer. In the context of the film, Innode’s precise blend of rhythm and noise will be broadened by quiet sonic textures and melodic elements, thus not just supporting the images, but allowing a new view of them.
The Soviet-era silent film Battleship Potemkin from 1925 tells the true story of the mutiny on the ship of the same name, which is regarded as one of the first steps towards the Russian Revolution of 1917. In 2012, the British Film Institute declared the masterpiece the eleventh greatest film of all time. The movie contains one of the most famous and influential scenes in cinema of all time, “Potemkin Steps”, which has been paid tribute to by contemporary film directors such as Terry Gilliam, Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Woody Allen and more.
The 35-millimeter copy of the classic film from the Slovenian Cinematheque’s archive will be accompanied by the live score of Austrian duo Innode, whose electronic music is constructed around rhythm, reduction and precise forms, conflating a technical approach with human intuition and unpredictability. The film score was created at the invitation of the Distretto Cinema and Torino Jazz festivals. We can look forward to a unique audio-visual experience for fans of both music and film.
Tickets on sale online and at mojekarte.si outlets. The film will be screened in Russian with Slovenian subtitles.
Coproduction: Kino Šiška and the Slovenian Cinematheque. The project is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana.