My Childhood ★★★ Childhood of Maxim Gorky 1938
The first of director Donskoi's trilogy on the life of Maxim Gorky, based on Gorky's autobiographical stories. In this first film, Donskoi depicts Gorky's childhood of abuse and poverty with his grandparents in the 1870s. Eventually, Gorky is forced into the streets and he becomes a wandering beggar. In Russian with English subtitles. Followed by “My Apprenticeship” and “My Universities.” 100m/C VHS . RU Varvara O. Massalitinova, Aleksei Lyarsky, Mikhail Troyanovsky, Yelizaveta Alekseyeva; D: Mark Donskoi; W: Ilya Gruzdev; C: Pyotr Yermolov; M: Lev Shvarts.