Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
Russia, 2006, 100mn 
Colour, documentary
Elegy of Life: Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya
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Элегия жизни. Ростропович. Вишневская

 

 Elégie de la Vie. Rostropovitch. Vichnevskaia

 Elegya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya

 
Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Cinematography : Mikhail GOLUBKOV (Михаил ГОЛУБКОВ), Kirill MOSHKOVICH (Кирилл МОШКОВИЧ), Egor ZHERDIN (Егор ЖЕРДИН)
Sound : Vladimir PERSOV (Владимир ПЕРСОВ)
Editing : Sergey_2 IVANOV (Сергей_2 ИВАНОВ)
Production : Studio Bereg (Студия «Берег») / Société cinématographique Sterkh (Кинокомпания «Стерх») / Svarot-Film (Сварог–Фильм)
Release date in Russia : 2006
 

Awards :
Prix Tefi du meilleur documentaire russe pour la télévision, 2007

Plot synopsis
Writer/director Alexander Sokurov conducts comprehensive interviews with legendary cellist/conductor Mstislav Rostropovich and his soprano-singing wife Galina Vishnevskaya in this documentary that uses the couple's lavish fiftieth wedding anniversary dinner as a launching point to explore their remarkable careers.
Jason Buchanan, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Alexandre Sokourov : des pages cachées, Paris (France), 2010
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2008
- Osaka European Film Festival, Osaka (Japan), 2008
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2007
- International Documentary Film Festival FIDMarseille, Marseille (France), 2007
- Jerusalem International Film Festival, Jerusalem (Israel), 2007
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2006