A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich (2007)

A Journey of Dmitry Shostakovich
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 15mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
George Watts Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Helga Landauer Narrator n/a 120790 1000002
Oksana Dvornichenko Director n/a 2 2000001
Helga Landauer Director n/a 2 2000002
Oksana Dvornichenko Producer n/a 3 3000001
Darya Zhuk Producer n/a 3 3000002
Oksana Dvornichenko Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Helga Landauer Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Juliy Olshvang Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Alexander Sokin Editor n/a 172 7000001
Vladimir Samorodov Editor n/a 172 7000002
Galina Siver Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Synopsis
Dmitry Shostakovich, the greatest composer of the 20th century, remains one of its biggest mysteries. Nine chapters are framed by nine days of the last round-trip journey of the composer's life: a trip on a Soviet ocean liner to the United States. The narration, primarily in words of Shostakovich's letters and diaries, sharply contrast the propaganda movies shown on board the ship, as the twentieth century itself weaves myth and reality. Never-before-seen archival fragments of the composer's life--newsreel footage, photographs, letters, and personal memoirs--provide a perspective on issues of the artist versus the state, and truth versus survival.
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