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Battleship Potemkin: Live screening

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Thursday 12 October 2017 at 19:30
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)Symphonic excerpts to accompany a live screening of Battleship Potemkin

Our Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series opens with the live screening of a silent film that tells an iconic story from the first Russian Revolution in 1905. Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece of film-making and Soviet propaganda, portrays mutiny in the Imperial navy. Its most dramatic sequence is one of the most famous in cinema: the massacre at the Odessa Steps with its culminating scene of the falling perambulator.

Accompanying the film, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts a special arrangement of music from the symphonies of Shostakovich.

General booking opens 8 February 2017 9:30 am

Act I of Battleship Potemkin
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