17 - THE BOLSHOI SYSTEM - Ballet, Power & Politics

Captured in the year and a half leading up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, this documentary is a portrait of Russian society before the war of aggression and an examination of the role Russian culture played in the preparations for war. Against the backdrop of current events, it deals with the individual relationships of artists within the political system. Through conversations with Olga Smirnova, prima ballerina and the only member of the ensemble to leave Russia, and Wadim Schurawljow, former head of artistic programming at the Bolshoi Theater, this film offers a unique perspective into Russia's esteemed theater.

Producent
Kinescope Film GmbH
Země
Německo
Režie
Philipp Mangold & Radik Golokov
Kamera
Florian Lampersberger
Stopáž
83 minut
Rok výroby
2023