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Mother (Mat)

Mother (Mat)
  • 1926
  • USSR
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vsevolod Pudovkin
  • Written by: Nathan Zarkhi, Maxim Gorky (novel)
  • Cast: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolai Batalov
  • Language: Silent film, Russian intertitles

In pre-Revolutionary Russia, a mother betrays her son who's taking part in an illegal strike. Politicised by the incident, she turns to communism. Despite the party line that the film takes, Pudovkin's classic achieves narrative and technical beauty.

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