SWAN LAKE

The choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov left their distinguished mark on this story of an impossible love between an earthly prince and a bird‑princess, refashioning the myth of the swan‑dancer, the ultimate ballerina. When creating his version for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1984, Rudolf Nureyev chose to give it a Freudian dimension, illuminating Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream through a sense of profound hopelessness.

Producer
TELMONDIS DISTRIBUTION
Co-production
Telmondis, Opéra national de Paris, France 3, NHK, FRA Cinema, CNC
Country
France
Directed by
François- René Martin
Duration
150 minutes