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Massalitinova, V. O.

Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 2 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PG3465, 891.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by V. O Massalitinova
Maxim Gorky by Maksim Gorky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This haunting, unforgettable film, based upon Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography, shows a twelve-year-old's journey in life against the tumultuous backdrop of 19th century Russia. With tableaux beautifully vivid and forceful, it recounts the touching relationships which develop when Gorky is put into custody at his grandparents' home. His grandmother, a simple woman who knows how to make people laugh, represents optimism in the direst situations, honesty in a world of deceit. Gorky's poverty-stricken childhood formed his life-long compassion for the underdog, and the film is filled with powerful portraits of lower class people whose qualities of integrity and dignity shine through their hopeless circumstances. Among many others are the half-blind Grigory, who works at the grandfather's dye factory, and Gorky's little orphaned friends, who live out of garbage cans, dreaming of a utopian neverland. From these portraits come an inspiring, panoramic view of human conditions and conflicts
Detstvo Childhood of Maxim Gorky( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The four year old Gorky is placed unde rthe care of his cruel grandfather and his loving grandmother. After experiencing the misery of abuse and poverty with his new family, Gorky is forced into the streets and becomes a wandering beggar"--Container
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.39 for Maxim Gork ... to 0.73 for Detstvo Ch ...)