Michurin (film)

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Directed by Alexander Dovzhenko
Written by Alexander Dovzhenko
Starring Grigori Belov
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Cinematography Leonid Kosmatov
Yuli Kun
Release date
  • 1 January 1949 (1949-01-01)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Michurin (Russian: Мичурин) is a 1948 Soviet film directed by Alexander Dovzhenko about the life of Russian practitioner of selection Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855-1935). The film is based on Dovzhenko's play Life in Bloom,[1] which was also the title used for the film in its 1949 American release by Artkino Pictures Inc.


The film is set in the year 1912. Michurin declines the American's offer to work abroad and continues his studies in the Russian Empire, in spite of the fact that his ideas are not acknowledged by the tsarist government, the church and the idealistic science. Michurin receives support from outstanding scientists of the country, and continues to work untiringly. After the October Revolution, Michurin's small garden in the town of Kozlov (birthplace of the biologist) is transformed into a large state nursery.



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