Alexander Medvedkin, by Emma Widdes
Published by I.B. Tauris in 2005, 154 pages. Paperback (N4220)
Brand New Book
This book is an excellent introduction to Medvedkin's film-making career, and traces his process of developing a unique brand of cinematic satire throughout the period of the Soviet revolutionary experiment....
Using original archival material and Medvedkin's writings towards his unfinished autobiography, the book explores his films from the 1936 The Miracle Worker, through the unreleased New Moscow of 1938 and the experimental 'film train' - or kinopoezd - up to the rediscovery of his 1934 film Happiness in the 1960s