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Mstislav Rostropovitch, intimate

Portrait of the cellist. Hosted by Alain Duault

Mstislav Rostropovitch, intimate Portrait of the cellist. Hosted by Alain Duault

About

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

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Franck Chaudemanche
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 59 min
  • Production: © Morgane Production
  • Available version(s): FR

Casting

  • Galina Vichnevskaya
  • Elena Rostropovich
  • Olga Rostropovich
  • Naina Yeltsina
  • Jacques Chancel
  • Henri Dutilleux
  • Étienne Vatelot
  • Frédéric Lodéon
  • Éric Tanguy
  • Alain Duault | Host
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