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Boris Godounov

Boris Godounov

A Feature film by Andrzej Zulawski

Produced by Erato Films

Release in France : 20/12/1989

    Synopsis

    The film is based on the musical recording of the famous opera by Modest Mussorgsky about the tragic events surrounding the ruling of the Russian tsar Boris in the early 17th century. The recording was actually made two years before the filming with the participation of the Washington Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich) and several opera stars (the part of Marina is sung by Galina Vishnevskaya). Zulawski made the film just as we would be watching the theatrical performance. Then we are going through the sets and, finally, we notice the film crew. The director deliberately filled the picture with a plenty of anachronisms making the implications on the Soviet history and the other dictatorships of the 20th century.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (3)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Claude Abeille, Daniel Toscan du Plantier

    Adaptation :

    Andrzej Zulawski

    Directors of Photography :

    Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Pierre-Laurent Chénieux

    Camera Operator :

    Berto

    Editor :

    Marie-Sophie Dubus

    Sound Mixer :

    Dominique Hennequin

    Assistant Director :

    Patrick Poubel

    Author of original work :

    Alexandre Pouchkine

    Sound Recordist :

    Guy Level

    Production Manager :

    Farid Chaouche

    Costume designer :

    Magdalena Teslawska-Biernawska

    Still Photographer :

    Georges Pierre

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Opera

    Themes :

    Music

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Spain, Yugoslavia

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    1989

    French release :

    20/12/1989

    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    68240

    Visa issue date :

    22/11/1989

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections (2)

    CPH PIX - 2011

    CPH PIX (Denmark, 2011)

    Selection


    Cannes International Film Festival - 1987

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1987)

    Selection

    Out of Competition