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The film is dedicated to the great Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).It tells of the last twenty years of the great master’s life, of his friendship with Baroness von Meck, an outstanding woman of her time, who for many years was Tchaikovsky’s guardian angel. The film also includes retrospections of the composer’s childhood and adolescent years, with Tchaikovsky’s life poetically recounted against the background of fragments from his operas and ballets performed by the best Russian musicians.

Awards: Prize for Best Actor (Innokenty Smoktunovsky) and Jury Diploma to the film at the San Sebastian IFF, 1970; Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Film and for Best Musical Adaptation, 1971

Special Freatures:
Pictures and filmography of the film’s authors; Candids from the shooting ground; Maya Plisetskaya in ballets of P.I. Tchaikovski; Interview with Innokenty Smoktunovsky; Biography and Documentary about P.I. Tchaikovsky; Teasers of the films coming next.

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