A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD (ŠESTAJA ČAST' MIRA) / THE ELEVENTH YEAR (ODINNADCATYJ)

"A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD is more than a film, than what we have got used understanding by the word 'film.' Whether it is a newsreel, a comedy, or artistic hit film, A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD is somewhere beyond the boundaries of these definitions; it is already the next stage after the concept of 'cinema' itself.”

— Dziga Vertov

The poetic travelogue A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD and the “visual symphony” THE ELEVENTH YEAR mark the beginning of Dziga Vertov’s most creative period, which peaked in the canonical film MAN WITH THE MOVIE CAMERA. Vertov’s Kino-Eye aesthetic attempted “to give [back] the filmic to non-fiction film” as Barbara Wurm notes, as well as, in Vertov’s own words, “bring men closer to machines.”

 
ŠESTAJA ČAST' MIRA / A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD (1926)

ŠESTAJA ČAST' MIRA / A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD (1926)

"The extras, once again, demonstrate Edition Filmmuseum’s ability to find and/or produce the best contextualizing materials. All told, an excellent package."

DVD Times

This 2-Disc Set Features:
• VERTOV IN BLUM. AN INVESTIGATION, a new work produced by the Austrian Filmmuseum, Vienna and premiering on this set.
• Optional subtitles in English and German.
• Optional new music score by Michael Nyman.
• A 32-page bilingual-booklet with technical & production notes, original artwork and essays by Barbara Wurm, Thomas Tode, Adelheid Heftberger, Aleksandr Derjabin, Michael Loebenstein, Alexander Horwath. In German and English.
• ROM section with additional documents and interactive applications about Vertov's "Phrases" in Odinnadcatyj, the film's intertitles, the "Blum Affair" and the project "Digital Formalism".

 
ODINNADCATYJ / THE ELEVENTH YEAR (1928)

ODINNADCATYJ / THE ELEVENTH YEAR (1928)

 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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A SIXTH PART OF THE WORLD (ŠESTAJA ČAST' MIRA)
(USSR, 1926)

Director: Dziga Vertov
Assistant & Editor: Elizaveta Svilova
Cinematography: Michail Kaufman
Producer: Goskino (Moscow)

• 73 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W

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THE ELEVENTH YEAR (ODINNADCATYJ) 
(USSR, 1928)

Director: Dziga Vertov
Assistant & Editor: Elizaveta Svilova
Cinematography: Michail Kaufman
Producer: VUFKU (Kiev)

• 53 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W

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Bonus Material

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MACHINE. A COMPILATION FILM (IM SCHATTEN DER MASCHINE, EIN MONTAGEFILM)
(Germany, 1928)

Director: Albrecht Viktor Blum & Leo Lania

• 22 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W

VERTOV IN BLUM. AN INVESTIGATION (VERTOV IN BLUM. EINE UNTERSUCHUNG)
(Austria, 2009)

Concept: Adelheid Heftberger, Michael Loebenstein & Georg Wasner. 
Producer: Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna

• 14 minutes
• DigiBeta
• B&W, Color
• Sound

• ROM section (PC + Macintosh) with additional materials.

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Total Running Time: 02:42:00 (2 Discs)

Language: Russian intertitles. English & German subtitles

Musical Score: Michael Nyman

Booklet Text: Barbara Wurm, Thomas Tode, Adelheid Heftberger, Aleksandr Derjabin, Michael Loebenstein & Alexander Horwath (German & English)

Published By: Edition Filmmuseum

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping).

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