|Years active 1929–56|
Name Aleksandr Medvedkin
|Role Film director|
|Full Name Aleksandr Ivanovitch Medvedkin|
Born 24 February 1900Penza, Penza Governorate, Russian Empire
Died February 19, 1989, Moscow, Russia
Movies Happiness, The Liberated Earth
Similar People Chris Marker, Nikolay Cherkasov, Emma Tsesarskaya, Vasili Vanin, Vera Altayskaya
Aleksandr medvedkin about his cinetrain
Aleksandr Ivanovich Medvedkin (Russian: Александр Иванович Медведкин; 24 February 1900 – 20 February 1989), was a Soviet Russian film director, best known for his 1934 film Happiness. His life and art are the subject of Chris Marker's film The Last Bolshevik (1992).
He travelled around Russia in his Kinopoezd, a film-train, in which he carried film equipment and shot movies in Kolkhozy, which he would then screen there.