Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky

From Thursday 03 December 2020 To Thursday 03 December 2020 20:00 VIANDEN

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Alexander Nevsky /?????????? ????????/ Sergiej Eisenstein, 1938, 72 min, drama, VO, sub EN

Alexander Nevsky is a historical drama film depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by Prince Alexander, known popularly as Alexander Nevsky (1220–1263).

Like many of Eisenstein's best films, Alexander Nevsky was conceived as a morale-booster, aimed at stirring up Russian patriotism. It is set in the 13th century, but the villainous Teutonic Knights are obviously meant to represent the burgeoning threat of Hitler's hordes. With Russia besieged by both these knights and by the Tartars, only a charismatic leader can save the populace from these barbaric baby killers (yes, we see the villains tossing screaming infants into bonfires!) The hero of the piece is the legendary Prince Alexander Nevsky, portrayed by Nikolai Cherkasov, who bears a striking resemblance to Gary Cooper. The saving turnaround for Nevsky is the battle of ice-covered Lake Peipus in 1242. This bravura sequence is staged in spectacular fashion, underlined by the specially-commissioned music of Sergei Prokofiev.
 

General information

Location


23 Grand Rue | L-9410 VIANDEN

Contact

T. 26874532


www.anciencinema.lu/events/alexander-nevsky

Tickets

B.P. 12
L-9401 Vianden
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

T.  +352 26 95 05 66 
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