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Mark Donskoy’s


Sunday, May 5

(1939) “Alexei works as a servant, then becomes an assistant cook on a transport ship, then an assistant to a painter of icons… Donskoy’s warm yet pitiless depiction of life in Tsarist Russia is magnificent: the poorly lit, muddy little streets, the drunkards, the brutalities, and the tenderness of the ordinary people. One can almost sense the smell of squalor, rags, cabbage, gherkins, black bread, and vodka.” – Georges Sadoul. 35mm print courtesy British Film Institute. Approx. 100 min.

Part three of Mark Donskoy’s Maxim Gorky Trilogy.

THE CHILDHOOD OF MAXIM GORKY (part one) screens Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 and Monday, May 6 at 12:30.

MY UNIVERSITIES (part three) screens Sunday, May 5 at 5:10 and Monday, May 6 at 4:30.


Film Forum