Home > Film Festival > 12th PLJFF > Films > Opening Film > October: Ten Days That Shook the World October: Ten Days That Shook the World 1 2 1928 (103’) USSR Director: Sergei Eisenstein In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin's arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world. Original language: No dialogue Cinematographer: Eduard Tisse Editor: Esfir Tobak Producer: Sovkino Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948) was a Soviet film director and film theorist, a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for his silent films „Strike“ (1925), „Battleship Potemkin“ (1925) and „October“ (1928), as well as the historical epics „Alexander Nevsky“ (1938) and „Ivan the Terrible“ (1944, 1958).