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Vsevolod Pudovkin (1893–1953)

Vsevolod Pudovkin was born on February 28, 1893 in Penza, Russian Empire as Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin. He was a director and actor, known for Storm Over Asia (1928), Mother (1926) and The End of St. Petersburg (1927). He was married to Anna Zemtsova. He died on June 30, 1953 in Jurmala, Latvian SSR, USSR [now Latvia]. See full bio »

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 1950 Zhukovsky (as V. Pudovkin)
 1949 Tri vstrechi
 1940 Twenty Years of Soviet Cinema (Documentary)
 1933 Deserter
 1926 Mechanics of the Brain (Documentary)
 1926 Mother
 1925 Chess Fever (Short)
 1921 Hunger... Hunger... Hunger (Documentary)
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Book: "Film Acting" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vsevolod Poudovkine | V.I. Pudovkin | V. Pudovkin

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Editing is the foundation of the film art.


Attended the Russian State Film School under Vladimir Gardin. Subsequently worked for Lev Kuleshov as assistant director, writer and actor (usually in the part of the villain). His most creative period as a director was between 1926 and 1928. See more »

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