EN - In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death - happy to create their effects in cinema but unhappy to suffer them in life.


Title Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Original title Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-02-10


Cast Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata,...
Photography Reinier van Brummelen NSC
Editing Elmer Leupen NCE
Art director Ana Solares
Costume Brenda Gómez
Makeup Elena Lopez Carreon
Line Producer Karin S. de Boer

Technical specs

Running time film 105'
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main production company Submarine (The Netherlands), Fu Works (The Netherlands), Paloma Negra Films (Mexico)
Supported by Screen Flanders
Production partners Edith Film (FI), Potemkino (BE), Mollywood (BE)
Tax shelter partners Algemene Electriciteitswerken Hermans bvba, Tormans, Verzekeringen Verrezen bvba


2016: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (US)

2015: Competition - Berlin International Film Festival (DE), Seattle International Film Festival (US)


2015: 3rd place for Peter Greenaway, Best Director - Seattle International Film Festival (US)

The Ardennes in the running for Glasgow’s Audience Award

Robin Pront’s debut feature The Ardennes is one of 10 contenders for the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival (17-28 February). All the selected films are first and second features directed by “a range of exciting new talents”. In addition to The Ardennes, this year’s Glasgow line-up also contains five co-productions with Flanders.

The ArdennesRobin Pront’s grim tale about brotherly conflict is also part of the festival’s Pioneer programme, a collection of brand new films from directors who the Festival believes might just win an Oscar or a Palme d’Or one day. Alongside The Ardennes in the Pioneer programme are such top international films as France’s Oscar-nominated Mustang; and Josh Mond’s James White.

Published on Tuesday 26 January 2016

Paradise Trips and Belgian Rhapsody travel to Palm Springs

Raf Reyntjens’ debut feature Paradise Trips is to have its North American premiere as part of the New Voices/New Visions section of the Palm Springs International Film Festival (1-11 January). The line-up also includes the US premiere of Belgian Rhapsody, directed by Vincent Bal.

Paradise TripsThe New Voices/New Visions section showcases 12 films from emerging international directors making their feature film debut. Among them is Raf Reyntjens’ Paradise Trips, a film about a grumpy coach driver who makes some unexpected discoveries about himself and his life during his last journey before retiring.

Published on Friday 18 December 2015

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