Le Tombeau d'Alexandre (The Last Bolshevik)
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Le Tombeau d'Alexandre (The Last Bolshevik)
The life of filmmaker Alexander Medvedkin (1900-1989) serves as a template for exploring the history of Russia during that period, from its takeover under Lenin and the Bolsheviks, to the advent of the most hopeful part of the Gorbachev era which prefigured the demise of the U.S.S.R. As a filmmaker, Medvedkin had a motto which explains many of his works: "It is not the past that dominates us, but images of the past." This documentary features clips from many of Medvedkin's and his contemporaries' films, features interviews with the man and his daughter, and celebrates his… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Eloquent and mordantly witty in its poetic writing, beautiful and often painterly in its images, this is as moving and as provocative in many respects as Marker's Sans soleil."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The catch is that the letters are addressing a dead man."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"It's one of the better documentaries."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A combination of Alexander Medvedkin's negelected satiric masterpiece and a loving tribute to the film-maker by his life-long friend Chris Marker, who is a last Bolshevik in his own right."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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