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As with The End of St. Petersburg, Pudovkin's work here rivals that of Eisenstein, and ranks right up there with Strike as one of the great early Soviet films. It's an adaptation of a Gorky novel, about an elderly mother at first indifferent to the cause, but gets converted after being disillusioned by the imperialist/capitalist regime. It's about as propagandistic as it sounds, but the narrative is quite strong, and the camerawork is terrific. Some clever editing techniques (including a wonderful "Tell-Tale Heart"-esque moment) and a lot of dynamic cutting. Nice symbology and good performances, particularly Vera Baranovskaya in the title role. Pudovkin has a good eye for memorable, expressive faces. My only complaint is that I thought the story lost sight of the mother too often, especially as it builds towards its chaotic climax. But man, what an ending!
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