Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Director

Alexander Dovzhenko, born in 1894, was a Ukrainian Soviet screenwriter, film producer and director. He is often cited as one of the most important early Soviet filmmakers, alongside Sergei Eisenstein, and the pioneer of Soviet montage theory. Among his other films Earth (1930) has been praised as one of the greatest silent films ever made. The Dovzhenko Film Studios in Kyiv is famously named after him.

Films