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Eisenstein in Guanajuato

  • Comedy
  • Romance

In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, the director opens up to his suppressed fears as he embraces a new world of sensual pleasures and possibilities that will shape the future of his art.


Elmer BäckSergei Eisenstein
Luis AlbertiPalomino Cañedo
Rasmus SlätisGrisha Alexandrov
Jakob ÖhrmanEdouard Tisse
Maya ZapataConcepción Cañedo
Lisa OwenMary Craig Sinclair

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