Que Viva Mexico (Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!) (1979)

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This film is a frame for four separate short films concerning the history and glory of Mexico's history, people, bloody revolution and drama of the bullring. Left uncompleted by Sergei Eisenstein and finished by Grigori Alexandrov, this Russian celebration of independent Mexico is well worth a look.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Western, Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein
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On DVD: Mar 8, 2005
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Kino on Video

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Critic Reviews for Que Viva Mexico (Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!)

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Alexandrov's interpretation of the Eisenstein's Que viva Mxico! becomes rather slippery when analyzed using an auteurist model.

Full Review… | September 10, 2003
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Que Viva Mexico (Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!)

Like many a foreign film director, Sergei Eisenstein, of all people, also went to Hollywood to make his fortune but could not reach a deal with Paramount Pictures.(The more things change, the more things stay the same.) Instead, he hooked up with Upton Sinclair to make a movie about Mexico with Diego Rivera one of the guides.

"Que Viva Mexico" is the result of those efforts, restored some years after the fact and sadly missing one of its planned episodes that was never made due to low funds. This was apparently shot on silent film stock with sound effects and a musical soundtrack that veers between electronic and Ennio Morricone on acid added later.

"Que Viva Mexico" is a rousing ethnographic panorama of the country from pre-Colombian days to the then present day. Through these brief episodes, made with no professional actors, we get a wide glimpse of Mexico's changing attitudes and customs over times. For example, the sacrifices that now occur are the bulls in the ring, with an early use of the 'bull cam.'

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