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Friday, August 14, 2015

Bolshoi Babylon documentary at TIFF

Bolshoi Babylon


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Synopsis

The Bolshoi. Symbol of Russia, a national treasure - mystical and intriguing. Recently, however, in the wake of the acid attack on the ballet's artistic director Sergei Filin, the theatre has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons: intrigue, personal attacks and management changes have created lurid headlines. Now, for the first time, the theatre directors have allowed a BBC film crew access backstage to record the 2013 -14 season as a unique cinematic experience. Bolshoi Babylon gives a voice to artists and company members who are not usually in the limelight in irreverent and candid terms. Combining epic themes with intimate portraits, historical dramas are counterpointed with the untold personal stories of agony and ecstasy that lie behind every acclaimed performance. With unparalleled behind the scenes access, the film pays tribute to the dancers' extraordinary artistic and athletic talents, their abiding fear of injury and the ruthless ambition needed to survive in the world's most famous ballet company.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2015 - TIFF Docs
Screening times and locations;

Monday Sept. 14, 7 pm Scotiabank 14
259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M6
Wednesday Sept. 16, 930 pm, Scotiabank 11
259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M6
Friday Sept 18, 945 am, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
350 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X5

Tickets on sale September 6.
 

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Director
Nick Read
Producer
Mark Franchetti
Principal Cast
Anastasia Meskova, Ludmilla Semenyaka, Joy Womacks, Sergei Filin, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Boris Akimov 

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