About the film
Release Date: February 12, 1998
|Production Companies||:||Gosfilmfond Russia, Gosfilmofond, CTB Film Company|
|Director||:||Sergei Eisenstein, Oleg Kovalov|
|Producers||:||Sergei Selyanov, Upton Sinclair, Vladimir Khaunin|
|Writers||:||Sergei Eisenstein, Oleg Kovalov|
Eisenstein shot 50 hours of footage on location in Mexico in 1931 and 32 for what would have become ¡Que viva México!, but was not able to finish the film. Following two wildly different reconstruction attempts in 1939 (Marie Seton's 'Time in the Sun') and 1979 (Grigori Alexandrov's '¡Que viva México!') Kovalov has here compiled another hypothetical version of what Eisenstein's film might have been.