|Eisenstein, the great and innovative Russian film director went to Mexico in 1930
to make a film about pre-Columbian peoples.
Whilst in Mexico this super-intellectual polymath, product of a powerful political
turmoil, came face to face with sex and death, life’s two non-negotiables, and
subject of man’s greatest fascinations. Aged 33, he was obsessed by a museum of
corpses, and a child, victim of a mud-slide, died in his arms. And he fell in
consummated carnal love with a man.
Here is an account of ten days that shook Eisenstein. He returned to Russia a
changed man and a changed film-maker.