Competition: Win ‘Battleship Potemkin’ *closed*

On 5 November, the BFI will once again bring together the infamous double-bill of Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (1925) and John Grierson’s Drifters (1929), released in a special Dual Format bundle as part of The Soviet Influence strand, featuring a new restoration of Potemkin and the high definition debut of Drifters. To celebrate this classic reunion, we’ve kindly been given THREE copies of the Dual Format release to give away to our lucky readers, courtesy of our friends at the BFI. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

In the 1920s and 30s, Soviet propaganda films profoundly influenced the emerging luminaries of British documentary filmmaking, shaping their ideas about film as an art form. Eisenstein’s groundbreaking Battleship Potemkin (1925) wasn’t seen in the UK until 1929, when it was double-billed with Grierson’s Drifters (1929). The London Film Society’s screening of Potemkin and Drifters on 10 November 1929, at the Tivoli cinema in the Strand, is now the most celebrated double-bill in film history.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Dual Format copies of the BFI’s The Soviet Influence: Battleship Potemkin and Drifters, just answer the following simple question:

Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin was banned in the UK by the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) up until which year?

a) 1926
b) 1954
c) 2006

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Potemkin’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The Soviet Influence: Battleship Potemkin and Drifters is available to own on Dual Format from Monday 5 November, 2012, courtesy of BFI.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 8 November, 2012.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
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• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.