Mark DONSKOY
Марк ДОНСКОЙ
Marc DONSKOI
USSR, 1955, 104mn 
Colour, fiction
1905
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Directed by : Mark DONSKOY (Марк ДОНСКОЙ)
Writing credits : Mark DONSKOY (Марк ДОНСКОЙ), Nikolay KOVARSKY (Николай КОВАРСКИЙ)
 
Cast
Vera MARETSKAYA (Вера МАРЕЦКАЯ ) ...Nilovna, Pavel Vlasov's mother
Aleksey BATALOV (Алексей БАТАЛОВ)
Boris BITIUKOV (Борис БИТЮКОВ)
Oleg BORISOV (Олег БОРИСОВ)
Liliya GRITSENKO (Лилия ГРИЦЕНКО)
Nikifor KOLOFIDIN (Никифор КОЛОФИДИН)
Sergey KURILOV (Сергей КУРИЛОВ)
Dmitry MILIUTENKO (Дмитрий МИЛЮТЕНКО)
Yevgeni MORGNOV (Евгений МОРГУНОВ)
Andrei_2 PETROV (Андрей_2 ПЕТРОВ)
Tatyana PILETSKAIA (Татьяна ПИЛЕЦКАЯ)
Pavel USOVNICHENKO (Павел УСОВНИЧЕНКО)
 
Cinematography : Aleksey MISHURIN (Алексей МИШУРИН)
Production design : Vulf AGRANOV (Вульф АГРАНОВ)
Music : Lev SCHWARTZ (Лев ШВАРЦ)
Sound : Ariadna FEDORENKO (Ариадна ФЕДОРЕНКО)
Production : Studio Dovzhenko
 

Plot synopsis
Previously filmed by V. I. Pudovkin in 1926, the Maxim Gorky novel Mother was again adapted for the screen in 1956 under the title '1905'. The title, of course, refers to the occasion of the first, abortive Russian revolution. The film explores the effects this political upheaval has on a typical family. The central character, family matriarch Vera Maretskaya, must first suffer the death of her husband (N. Kolofidin), then the exile of her son (A. Batalov) when the boy takes up the cudgel of the Russian working class. While Pudovkin's Mother was a classic, '1905' is less so, due to the cumbersome direction of Mark Donskoy.
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian films in the cinema Arlequin, Paris (France), 2005
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1956

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