Aleksandr Medvedkin

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Aleksandr Medvedkin
Born Aleksandr Ivanovitch Medvedkin
24 February 1900
Penza, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 20 February 1989(1989-02-20) (aged 88)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Years active 1929–56

Aleksandr Ivanovich Medvedkin (Russian: Александр Иванович Медведкин; 24 February 1900 – 20 February 1989), was a Soviet Russian film director, best known for his 1934 film Happiness. His life and art are the subject of Chris Marker's film The Last Bolshevik (1992).

He travelled around Russia in his Kinopoezd, a film-train, in which he carried film equipment and shot movies in Kolkhozy, which he would then screen there.

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