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Dovzhenko

(Russian dovˈʒenko)
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(Biography) Aleksandr Petrovitch (alɪkˈsandr peˈtrɔvɪtʃ). 1894–1956, Soviet film director. His films include Zemlya (1930) and Ivan (1932)
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A hard-core cinephile whose filmmaking taste owes as much to the heroic, sculptural, and populist Soviet portraiture of Boris Barnet, Alexander Dovzhenko, Sergei Eisenstein, and Dziga Vertov as to the expressive and expressionist lighting and color schemes of such Hollywood artisans as John Ford, Howard Hawks, Nicholas Ray, and Tourneur, Costa has gone so far as to describe Horse Money as a "horror action film"; the seeming paradox of marrying the blunt realities of a Ventura and a Vitalina with the studio-contrived artifice of a Lewton quickie is central both to his methods and to the philosophical suppositions underlying them.
Helmer Kott invests his characters with an archetypal earthy charisma that would not have been out of place in an Alexander Dovzhenko film.
An Alexander Dovzhenko National Filmstudio, Zachidno-Evropeyski Institute, Fresky Filmstudio production in association with the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture.

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