The new soundtrack for the film was created by Luke Corradine by order of the UFACE association.
A poetic montage film that draws upon director Oleksandr Dovzhenko’s personal folklore, Earth depicts the onset of the USSR’s era of collectivization. Banned by Soviet authorities nine days after its release, the version that circulated globally was censored. Not until 2012 was Dovzhenko’s original script in the Ukrainian language used to restore the intertitles for this new restoration. Screening for the first time outside of Europe and accompanied by a live musical performance by Kyiv-based composer Luke Corradine, Earth is a cinematic monument to resistance and a staunch reminder that hope cannot be defeated.
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