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Aleksandr Dovzhenko Soviet Union, 1935

Howard Orr's rating of the film Aerograd

[Spoiler] In those rare moments of inspiration when it is not hidebound by Stalinist aesthetics, "Aerograd" is simultaneously hallucinatory, exultant and moving: a man is shot by his best friend, cries "Mamma" as he falls, and his killer silently turns away. Stylistically, it seems to me a precursor to many modern avant-garde films, such as those of Guy Maddin.