Alexander Nevsky charts the famous prince's valiant defence at the 13th century invasion of Novgorod a thrilling tale. Nevsky’s ragtag army fighting off the invading Teutonic Knights shares how one of Russia’s greatest leaders led it through one of its darkest periods.
The historical drama represents a political comeback for the controversial filmmaker who was under the strict supervision of Dmitri Vasilyev. Awarded the Stalin Prize, and also named as one of the world’s 100 best motion pictures in 1978, the film is a fantastic time capsule of Soviet film and thinking.
The first sound film directed by Soviet film icon Sergei Eistenstein, and an accompanying score by the prolific Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev, the film depicts the life of one of the greatest Princes in Russian history.