SPECIAL EVENT WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM BRONTT INDUSTRIES KAPITAL
Russia/1928/78mins/U. Dir: Viktor Turin.
This special event combines the glorious images of a hugely influential documentary with a sparkling soundtrack specially composed and performed by Bronnt Industries Kapital. A masterpiece of scenario and editing, Turksib is the tale of the race to build a railway to connect Turkestan and Siberia. It’s a symphony of beautifully composed scenes — of cotton and camels, desert sands and mountain torrents, of the savage wilderness tamed by the heroic labour of man. In one of the most thrilling sequences, nomads race with the ‘Iron Horse’ as it cuts through the desert, driven forward by the beat of the brilliant score which draws upon pastoral melodies, Central Asian-style drones, and propulsive drum rhythms.