Alexander Petrovich Dovzhenko (Russian: Алекса́ндр Петро́вич Довже́нко; Ukrainian: Олександр Петрович Довженко, romanized: Oleksandr Petrovych Dovzhenko, September 10 [O.S. August 29] 1894 – November 25, 1956), was a Soviet screenwriter, film producer and director. He is often cited as one of the most important early Soviet filmmakers, alongside Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, and Vsevolod Pudovkin, as well as being a pioneer of Soviet montage theory.
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