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1. Earth (1930) Inspired by Communist dogma, Soviet filmmakers staged a political and cinematic revolution with silent-era masterpieces like Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and Strike or Vsevolod Pudovkin’s Mother . But for sheer visual poetry, Alexander Dovzhenko’s Earth has no equals. Opening with majestic shots of lush fields swaying in the wind before harvest—cue Woody Allen in Love And Death : “Fields of rippling wheat.”—and persistently setting its characters against the sheltering sky, the film presages Terrence Malick’s obsession with the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Los Angeles Play itself
Jonathan Demme Accanto ai nuovi talenti dei concorsi, Milano Film Festival dedica ogni anno una retrospettiva completa a un grande autore del cinema contemporaneo.