Grigori ROSHAL
Григорий РОШАЛЬ
Grigori ROCHAL
USSR, 1950, 122mn 
Colour, fiction
Mussorgsky
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Мусоргский

 

 Moussorgski

 Musorgsky

 
Directed by : Grigori ROSHAL (Григорий РОШАЛЬ)
Writing credits : Anna ABRAMOVA (Анна АБРАМОВА), Grigori ROSHAL (Григорий РОШАЛЬ)
 
Cast
Vladimir BALASHOV (Владимир БАЛАШОВ) ...Balakirev
Aleksandr BORISOV (Александр БОРИСОВ) ...Modeste Petrovitch Moussorgski
Nikolay CHERKASOV (Николай ЧЕРКАСОВ) ...Stassov
Bruno FREUNDLISH (Брюно ФРЕЙНДЛИХ) ...Tsui
Yuri LEONIDOV (Юрий ЛЕОНИДОВ) ...Borodine
Fyodor NIKITIN (Федор НИКИТИН) ...Dargomijski
Liubov ORLOVA (Любовь ОРЛОВА)
Andrei POPOV (Андрей ПОПОВ) ...Rimski-Korsakov
 
Cinematography : Mikhail MAGID (Михаил МАГИД), Lev SOKOLSKY (Лев СОКОЛЬСКИЙ)
Production design : Nikolay SUVOROV (Николай СУВОРОВ)
Music : Dmitry KABALEVSKY (Дмитрий КАБАЛЕВСКИЙ)
Sound : Arnold SHARGORODSKY (Арнольд ШАРГОРОДСКИЙ)
Production : Lenfilm
Restauration : Mosfilm (1973)
 

Awards :
Best Set Decoration Nikolay SUVOROV , Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1951

Plot synopsis
Working on the first opera in his father’s country estate Modest Mussorgsky sees poverty and sufferings of peasants, tyranny of landowners. The things he witnessed leave the deep trace in his soul and greatly influence the general tendency of his art.
His association with “The Mighty Five” group of composers, passionate speeches of musical critic Vladimir Stasov, meetings with artist Ilya Repin, work on operas “Boris Godunov” and “Khovanshchina” — all these episodes reveal the exceptional talent and strong personality of the composer, author of brilliant musical compositions.
The authors of the film were honored the Stalin’s Prize of the USSR.
The film was awarded the Premium for the best scenery design at the IY International Film Festival in Cannes, France (1951).
Source : www.lenfilm.ru
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Кино в Петербурге. Петербург в кино, Anna KOVALOVA, seance.ru, 2011
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2009
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1951

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