Russia: Mezhrabpom-Rus, 1927. Vintage German program for the 1926 Russian silent film. Photo-illustrated throughout. The only cinema paper dating from the decade of release we have encountered for the film.
Based on the 1906 novel by Maxim Gorky, about a woman's struggle to free her son from a Czarist prison camp during the Russian Revolution of 1905. The first film in Pudovkin's "revolutionary trilogy," followed by "The End of St. Petersburg" (1927) and "Storm Over Asia" (1928), and a key film in the development of montage techniques in film, although, in contrast to his colleague Eisenstein, Pudovkin tended to use montage to capture individual character rather than mass movements.
Six pages in self wrappers. Holograph pencil notations to the front wrapper. Presenting as Very Good, with light chipping and a few short closed tears. Disbound, binding repaired with cello tape.