The Cabinet of Living Cinema: Strike & Mirage


Russian Federation 2012, 100 mins
Director: Sergei Eisenstein, Srdjan Keca

As part of studioSTRIKE’s Bread and Roses Film Festival, The Cabinet of Living Cinema will perform a live score to Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal work, STRIKE (1925), alongside Srđan Keča’s award-winning film, MIRAGE (2011).

Few words can prepare the uninitiated for Eisenstein’s cinema. Scenes of exhilarating editing, cinematic innovation and surreal vaudeville depict the epic struggle between proletariat and capitalist. MIRAGE, a calmer, but equally powerful take on inequality, depicts Dubai’s migrant workers poignantly juxtaposed with the swimming pools and golf of the wealthier inhabitants.

The Cabinet’s live score, performed using strings, guitar, hammer dulcimer, trombone, percussion and an array of foley sound effects, will feature Russian and Soviet folk and classical music alongside the Cabinet’s contemporary take on silent film scoring.

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