Kino Eye (Kinoglaz)

  • Dir: Dziga Vertov

  • Soviet Union, 1924, 78 mins, DCP

The very name evokes both a philosophy and a film for Vertov and his cameraman/brother Mikhail Kaufman, who sought to create the new man in and through Soviet film that eschewed bourgeois drama and captured the real experiences of everyday people. Yet this was not simple imitation but a construction that used the camera and its visions to evoke perceptions, combinations, and new visions through powerful juxtapositions and montages. Vertov’s fresh and empowered vision of what cinema might be still speaks to us after a century of film explorations.

Further Readings:
Kino Eye, From Masters of the Soviet Cinema: Crippled Creative Biographies by Herbert Marshall (London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1983.)

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.