Wednesday, February 15, 2017

TheYoung Karl Marx

I saw I'm Not Your Negro about three weeks ago directed by RaoulPeck. The film and the courageous perspective on James Baldwin's unfinished novel  made an immense impact on me. That film encouraged me to know more about the director and his determinations and creative works. I'm looking forward to see his new film is TheYoung Karl Marx which is being shown right now in Berlin Film Festival.
I will write about I'm Not Your Negro soon.

At the age of 26, Karl Marx embarks with his wife Jenny on the road to exile. In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, son of a factory owner, who’s studied the sordid beginnings of the English proletariat. Engels, somewhat of a dandy, brings Karl Marx the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men from good families.”

Raoul Peck, the director

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