Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rasskaz Moei Materi (aka Stories of My Mother and The Communist) was one of Russia's more prestigious entries in the 1958 Venice Film Festival. Yevgeny Urbansky plays Vassili, a dedicated communist who assumes control of a strategically important warehouse during the 1917 revolution. Almost single-handedly, Vassili fends off the counterattacks of the loyalist White Russians, here depicted as double-dyed villains. He finds time to romance the beautiful Aniuta (Sofya Pavlova) before he meets a spectacular death at the hands of 20 of his enemies. Even those unsympathetic to the film's politics will be swept up by the excitement and grandeur of Rasskaz Moei Materi.
against-all-odds, Communism, death, love, Loyalist, romance, territory, war