Last Bolshevik DVD
First, Alexander Medvedkin's sly spoof of Bolshevik life and concerns, "Happiness," is a silent slapstick masterpiece that was banned for 40 years in Russia. Comic oddities like polka-dotted horses populate a film best described as "a tale about a hapless mercenary loser, his wife, his well-fed neighbor, a priest, a nun, and other old relics." Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova star. Next, French filmmaker Chris Marker's "The Last Bolshevik" pays tribute to Medvedkin's artistry with this compellingstudy of Russian art and politics. 180 min. total on two discs. Soundtracks: French, English; bonus shorts; interviews. In French; no subtitles/Dubbed in English.