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7 Ratings


Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Soviet Union, 1949


A 1948 Soviet film directed by Alexander Dovzhenko about the life of Russian practitioner of selection Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855-1935). The film is based on Dovzhenko’s play Life in Bloom.

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Michurin Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Critics reviews

Certain characteristic touches show up here and there — some signature landscapes, a powerful passage evoking John Ford that shows Michurin’s grief over his wife’s death — but generally this is a feel-good Stalinist biopic. Perhaps the most interesting propaganda comes in the opening scene, when a wealthy American (speaking in English) attempts to lure Michurin to the States with untold riches.
June 01, 2002
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