Mstislav Rostropovitch, intimate

Portrait of the cellist. Hosted by Alain Duault

A genius cellist and a legendary artist, Mstislav Rostropovitch was one of the most iconic figures of the 20st century.

The genius cellist and legendary artist Mstislav Rostropovitch was one of the greatest figures in 21st century music. He enjoyed fame thanks to his talent and his humanistic commitment but endured oppression during the Cold War and years of exile spent in France. With interviews of his family, his friends and those who spent some time alongside Slava, the documentary tries to picture the admirable path taken in life by Mstislav Rostropovitch, for whom the public maintains limitless admiration, even after his death.

Conductors, performers, choreographers... The "intimate" ("intime" in French) portrait series produced by Morgane goes back over the professional carreer of outstanding men and women, looking behing the artistic successes to unveil the personal dimension. These documentaries combines interviews, archive footages, and testimonies by close friends or young musicians inspired by these famous artists.

Mstislav Rostropovich


Galina Vichnevskaya
Elena Rostropovich
Olga Rostropovich
Naina Yeltsina
Jacques Chancel
Henri Dutilleux
Étienne Vatelot
Frédéric Lodéon
Éric Tanguy


Alain Duault host

Movie director : Franck Chaudemanche

Duration : 59 min
Production date : 2009
Production : © Morgane Production
Available version(s) : FR



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