After the dissolution of his project based on the Theodore Dreiser novel An American Tragedy and nearing the conclusion of his failed sojourn in Hollywood, legendary Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein secured financing for this documentary about Mexico from avowed Socialist Upton Sinclair. Eisenstein and his cinematographer Eduard Tisse shot the film in 1931 and 32, intending to divide the narrative into four novels or segments called Sandunga, Fiesta, Maguey, and Soldadera. After completing filming, Eisenstein sent his footage to Hollywood for processing but political and economic intrigues prevented him from ever editing the material. Intended to be an episodic study of Mexicos durable ethnography and symbols against the backdrop of its colonial history from the ancient Mayans to the 1910 revolution, Que Viva Mexico was instead tragically chopped into pieces and used in a variety of other films, mostly documentary shorts. In 1979, this version of the film was reconstructed by Eisensteins assistant director, Grigory Alexandrov, from his former mentors notes.~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

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Reparto: Félix Balderas,Sara García,Martín Hernández
Director: Grigori Aleksandrov,Sergei M. Eisenstein
Género: Drama
Nombre Original: ¡Que viva Mexico! (1932)
Año: 2006
Estreno: 2006-09-17
Duración: 230
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