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Based on the life and work of the Russian film director Alexander Medvedkin (1900-1989), THE LAST BOLSHEVIK is a tribute from one filmmaker to another through an archeological expedition into film history, revealing the relations between art and politics in the former Soviet Union.
Medvedkin's silent classic, HAPPINESS, a surprisingly irreverent comedy about early Soviet efforts at collectivization, appears on a second disc in a restored, uncut version.
Both films feature supplementary interviews and related short films.
One of the key works of our time. Not to be missed. --Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
A great film that almost no one has seen. --Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
The most haunting, corrosive, and thoughtful exploration of the train wreck we called the 20th century. --Howard Hampton, Artforum