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Que viva Mexico!
Publication Information:
New York : Kino on Video, c2001.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
Language Note:
In Russian with English subtitles.
General Note:
Special features: Que Viva clippings: a sampling of texts pertaining to the production and release of Que Viva Mexico ; Romance sentimentale (20 min) and Misery and fortune of woman (20 min. excerpt).

Based on: Que viva Mexico! / Sergei Eisenstein.

Previously issued in less complete version under title: Thunder over Mexico.

Also released as: Da zdravstvuet Meksika.

Reconstructed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Nikita Orlov in 1979 from materials directed by Sergei Eisenstein in 1931.
Que viva Mexico: A film document of the history of Mexico, presented in four novellas: Sandunga, an exposition of Tehuantepec jungles and the peaceful lifestyles of their inhabitants; Manguei, a love story about a poor peon and his bride; Fiesta, devoted to bullfighting and romantic love; and Soldadera, a portrayal of the 1910 revolution in Mexico as depicted in the frescoes of Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orosco.

Romance sentimentale: Eisenstein's first sound film, this experimental 1930 short is a dazzling symphony of images and sounds, made in collaboration with Alexandrov and Tisse.

Misery and fortune of woman: A 20 minute excerpt from an ultra-rare 1929 film by Eisenstein, Alexandrov and Tisse intended to encourage legal and sanitary birth/abortion clinics in Europe. A dramatization of the plight of working class women.
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Added Title:
Romance sentimentale.

Miser and fortune of woman.