potemkinMarx proclaimed that the proletariat had “a world to win”. On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Kino Klassika hosts a season of cinematic masterpieces from around the world, as well as workshops and curated talks, which investigate that impulse of profound change. The season will be hosted at London’s iconic Edwardian cinema hall on Regent St before a planned regional tour. The season explores the revolutionary spirit through the camera lens. It asks what these films can mean today. Please view the season trailer here: https://vimeo.com/200226256 A World to Win opens with the iconic film the Russian Revolution inspired, Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin. The film will be accompanied by acclaimed BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter Max Reinhardt and the Instant Orchestra, in a wholly improvised and immediate response to this icon of Revolutionary filmmaking.  The highlight of A World to Win is a rare screening of the banned Soviet film commissioned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1917, Larisa Shepitko and Andrei Smirnov’s Beginning of an Unknown Century. Scheduled on March 8, International Women’s Day, it gives us a rare opportunity to celebrate the only film in the season to be directed by a woman, and showcase this masterful director’s revolutionary vision. The program will culminate in the Kino Klassika landmark screening of October: Ten Days that Shook the World, with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre on 26 October 2017, 100 years to the day after the start of the Bolshevik Revolution. A World to Win screens at London’s iconic Regent St Cinema, and then at other venues across the UK from Friday 17 February 2017. The programme is complemented by a series of curated talks and special events across London and the UK. These include introductions, Q&As and workshops with film directors, screenwriters, academics and cultural commentators including potentially Sally Potter, Christopher Hampton, Ken Loach, Bernardo Bertolucci, China Mieville and Tariq Ali. Professor Ian Christie, curator of A World to Win says: ‘Ever since Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin terrified the Western establishment, films have been a potent way to rally revolutionary feeling. Urgent and rousing films have challenged tyranny and proclaimed the hope of a new order. Max Reinhardt of Instant Orchestra says: ‘I’m delighted, excited and honoured to be creating this live soundtrack to Potemkin; it is a totally, improvised and instant accompaniment to an amazingly complex and iconic film’. Dr Maria Korolkova, curator of A World to Win says: ‘It may seem ironic, but there cannot be a more relevant time to show this collection of revolutionary films. Whether you want to simply enjoy these cinematic masterpieces – or draw conclusions – is left to you, the audience, to decide’. The A World to Win programme is curated by Professor Ian Christie, Dr Maria Korolkova and Justine Waddell of Kino Klassika Foundation. At London’s iconic Regent St Cinema on 17 February. Foundation Kino Klassika creates programs of restorations, publications, art commissions and events to educate audiences about classic Russian film. We are a UK registered charity. Our Patron is Ralph Fiennes, our trustees: Professor Ian Christie, Daniel Jowell QC, Roger Munnings CBE and Justine Waddell. http://www.kinoklassikafoundation.org Curator of A World to Win Ian Christie is a world-renowned film scholar. He has written books including studies of Sergei Eisenstein, Michael Powell. Emeric Pressburger, Martin Scorsese and the development of cinema in both Russia and Britain. He is a member of the British Academy, a regular contributor to Sight and Sound and a frequent broadcaster. Christie is currently Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck, University of London. Curator of A World to Win Maria Korolkova is an independent researcher and film critic. She has a DPhil from the University of Oxford focusing on film architecture of early Russian cinema. Maria is Projects and Communications Director of Kino Klassika Foundation, and a Programme Leader in Media and Communications at the University of Greenwich. Curator of A World to Win Justine Waddell is the founder of Kino Klassika and an acclaimed actress. Justine starred in Vladimir Sorokin’s sci-fi version of Anna Karenina, Target, for which she learnt the Russian language fluently and from which she developed an enduring interest in Russian culture and cinematography. Max Reinhardt from  the Instant Orchestra is regular presenter on Radio 3’s Late Junction and the BBC World Service. Max is musical director of Oily Cart and curates late night radio events at Tate Britain, Spitalfields Festival and as a musician and DJ at Radio Gagarin – a regular London based club night and festival. In collaboration with Kino Klassika and Dash Arts, Max will create an entirely original soundtrack, devised and created in a direct response to the film, leading a band of invited musicians, to bring a contemporary and immediate response to this extraordinary piece of Soviet Cinema.The Instant Orchestra brings together musicians and non-musicians, music and non-music. It is created for those who have always wanted to play an instrument or sing in an orchestra, but had no chance. It is the orchestra of the experienced and totally inexperienced for one night only