Poster for the movie "Alexander Nevsky"

It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz’, or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein’s only successfully-completed sound film project with producer acceptance, it was none-the-less pulled from release upon Josef Stalin’s disastrous signing of […]