Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930)
Mayakovskiy smeyotsya AKA Mayakovsky Laughs (1976)
This little-seen and little-discussed film combines animation with self-reflexive, live action segments to embody the anarchic, satiric spirit of the poet and playwright Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930). The film also showcases Sergei Yuktevich's fondness for formal experimentation. It is nominally adapted from Mayakovsky's play "The Bedbug" and his screenplay "Forget All About the Fireplace."

The only available version of this film is a Russian DVD which has some damage to the print but is watchable overall.