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AX1 Films is delighted to announce that it has acquired all UK/Irish rights to Peter Greenaway’s EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO.

Awarded Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema at the 2014 BAFTA’s, Peter Greenaway CBE, one of the most inventive, ambitious and controversial film-makers of our time, returns to the cinematic arena of THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT, in a film that once again brilliantly showcases his legendary trademarks for breath-taking visual framing and provocative subject-matters.

Receiving its World Premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in 2015, EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO is Greenaway’s third collaboration with AX1 Films, beginning in 2010 with NIGHTWATCHING, and following with GOLTZIUS AND THE PELICAN COMPANY last year.

AX1’s Head of Acquisitions, Rocío Freire-Bernat said:

“We are thrilled to be working once again with renowned filmmaker Peter Greenaway, whose unique vision continues to engage and challenge audience’s perception of film and the visual medium. EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO is another excellent example of Greenaway’s uncompromising ability to forensically examine powerful subject matters and confront our understanding of them.”

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO will be released theatrically from April 15th 2016.


Peter Greenaway:

“The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such heights. On the back of his revolutionary film Battleship Potemkin, he was celebrated around the world, and invited to the US. Ultimately rejected by Hollywood and maliciously maligned by conservative Americans, Eisenstein traveled to Mexico in 1931 to consider a film privately funded by American pro-Communist sympathizers, headed by the American writer Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein's sensual Mexican experience appears to have been pivotal in his life and film career - a significant hinge between the early successes of Strike, Battleship Potemkin, and October, which made him a world-renowned figure, and his hesitant later career with Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible and The Boyar's Plot.”