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Le tombeau d'Alexandre

Chris Marker France, 1993

Justin Vicari's rating of the film The Last Bolshevik

Marker is right on target when he says that the ideal of a better world died with the U.S.S.R. even though that nation had long since become dystopian. Somewhat like Godard, Marker is a champion of filmmakers: sometimes I felt as if history was only something that helped or harmed men like Vertov and Medvedkin. Nonetheless, it's a stunning kaleidoscope of images and ideas, and yes the cat is adorable as all getout.