a city symphony directed by Mikhail Kaufman about the life of the Soviet capital

Mikhail Kaufman with his camera

Shooting from train

Mikhail Abramovich Kaufman (1897–March 11, 1980) was a Russian cinematographer and photographer. He was the younger brother of filmmaker Dziga Vertov (Denis Kaufman) and the older brother of cinematographer Boris Kaufman.[1]  Directed photography for several films, including the  Man with the Movie Camera (1929). After this film Kaufman and Vertov fell out over artistic differences. The two would never work together again.