Bolshoi Babylon

Year: 2015Certificate: pg

Nick Read, Mark Franchetti
Maria Alexandrova, Maria Allash, Sergei Filin
Running Time:
86 mins
English, Russian
English Subtitles:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Documentary, Drama, Film

The Bolshoi. Symbol of Russia, a national treasure – mystical and intriguing. Most recently, however, the theatre hit 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 granted a film crew backstage access and allowed the 2013 -14 season to be recorded as a unique cinematic experience.

From the two-time Academy Award-winning Producer of Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man, 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 will be 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.

Genre: Documentary, Drama

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