Lev Kuleshov

Lev Kuleshov

Director

Lev Kuleshov (born 1899, died 1970) was a famous Soviet filmmaker and one of the founders of the Moscow Film School, the world’s oldest. Kuleshov, whose films were released between 1917 and 1943, was a pioneer in film theory; his work on the so-called “Kuleshov Effect” in editing is foundational to film history. He was married to Alexandra Khokhlova, one of the stars of the Extraordinary Adventures of Mr West in the Land of the Bolsheviks, arguably his breakout film which he directed when he was only 24.

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