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Untitled Shostakovich Project

Untitled Shostakovich Project

Biography, Drama | Russian | 120 minutes

Company

Mint Films International


Cast & Crew

Director

Alexey Uchitel


Synopsis

Dmitry Shostakovich is struck by a strange illness – a fear of movement – that robs him of his ability to play and write music. The composer sets out on a voyage from Europe to America aboard a legendary Soviet liner to seek a verdict from American doctors, while the origins of the his fright draw us back into the past. Worldwide fame and a public accusation of formalism, love and treason, living in daily fear of being arrested and hearing Stalin’s voice over the phone – this is what Shostakovich’s life was made of. This is the story behind the creation of the most powerful musical piece of the 20th century, the Seventh Symphony.


Completion Year

2022


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