Lise’s review published on Letterboxd:
Part of the 2014 30 countries challenge, Film #18 - Soviet Union
I can't think of another film that has created such excitement in me. About 20 minutes in I was grinning ear to ear, glued to the screen, and just so happy. It is unbelievable what this guy does. I mean, he does it all. Every type of shot, every type of transition, every kind of magic that can be done with a camera. It was crazy! The only thing he didn't include was 3D. That's it. That's the only thing. In 1929!
I've seen the Samsaras of the world, and I enjoyed them as much as the next guy, but this, this is the real deal. This was story told with images. This was avant-garde. This was beautiful. Just beautiful.