Zakhar AGRANENKO
Захар АГРАНЕНКО
Zakhar AGRANENKO
USSR, 1957, 97mn 
Colour, fiction
Leningradskaya simfonia
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Ленинградская симфония

 

 The Leningrad Symphony

 La Symphonie de Léningrad

 
Directed by : Zakhar AGRANENKO (Захар АГРАНЕНКО)
Writing credits : Zakhar AGRANENKO (Захар АГРАНЕНКО)
 
Cast
R. BUSHKOV (Р. БУШКОВ)
Alla DEMIDOVA (Алла ДЕМИДОВА) ...conductor
Nikolay KRIUCHKOV (Николай КРЮЧКОВ) ...Polyakov
Sergey KURILOV (Сергей КУРИЛОВ) ...Pavel Orlov
O. MALKO (О. МАЛЬКО) ...Valentina Orlova
Julian PANICH (Юлиан ПАНИЧ)
Mark PERTSOVSKY (Марк ПЕРЦОВСКИЙ)
Vladimir_2 SOLOVYOV (Владимир_2 СОЛОВЬЕВ) ...Nikolay Loginov
Maksim STRAUSH (Максим ШТРАУХ)
E. STROYEVA (Е. СТРОЕВА) ...Nadezhda Volkova
Zhanna SUKHOPOLSKAIA (Жанна СУХОПОЛЬСКАЯ)
Mikhail TUMANICHVILI (Михаил ТУМАНИШВИЛИ)
 
Cinematography : Emile GULIDOV (Эмиль ГУЛИДОВ)
Production design : David VINITSKY (Давид ВИНИЦКИЙ)
Music : Veniamin BASNER (Вениамин БАСНЕР)
Companies : Mosfilm
 

Plot synopsis
The summer of 1942. Leningrad Radio House received musical score of Shostakovich «Seventh Symphony». The orchestra could not play it due to lack of musicians. The military command sent musicians from all the front sectors. On the day when Hitler had sworn to capture Leningrad the symphony was first time broadcasted over the radio.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2013
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2006
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2004