THE TIME OF POSTERS
Documentary, cinemascope, 1977, 35mm, color, mono, 10
Film THE TIME OF POSTERS tells about Gustavs Klucis, a poster and project designer, pioneer of Soviet propaganda photomontage.
Gustavs Klucis was born on January 4, 1895 in Valmiera district (Latvia), repressed and killed in 1938 in Russia.
Gustavs Klucis studied at Riga City Art School (1913-1915) and the School of the Imperial Society for the Fostering of Art in Petrograd (Sankt-Petersburg)(1915-1917). In 1917 he took part as a volunteer in the February and October Revolutions. As of 1918, he lived in Moscow. Took part in the activities of the Latvian riflemen's art studio based in the Kremlin. One of the founders of the October artists' group (1928), an active member of the Prometheus Latvian Society for Education and Culture. An outstanding representative of Russian Constructivism. A painter in his early artistic career, from 1918 he turned to photomontage and posters, employed photomontage as an original technique for books illustrating and layout design, and engaged in press graphic. He designed projects for propaganda objects, including Soviet pavilions at the World Exhibitions in Berlin (1929) and Paris (1924, 1937).
Film includes some Gustavs Klucis’ photomontage works, as well as filmed chronicles of the Russian Revolution, Moscow of the 20s and the World Exhibition in Paris.
Script
Gunars Binde, Janis Borgs
Director
Ruta Celma
Camera
Janis Milbrets
Assistant of director & Photographer
Romualds Pipars
Sound
Aivars Riekstins
Editor
Leo Rage
Producer
Natalija Pozarova
Production Company
RigaDocumentary Film Studio
Contact
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Premiere
1977, Riga
Renovated photos of reproductions:
Romualds Pipars
Olegs Kotovics
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