This revealing and evocative drama-documentary was commissioned from the young and highly regarded Russian film maker Andrei Nekrasov. He uses a cast of fine Russian actors, together with archive film clips and Prokofiev's own writings, to tell the story of the composer's life and career in Russia and the West. Filmed entirely in Russia in early 1991, the film incorporates performances of a wide range of the maestro's music.
1 videocassette (approximately 92 min.) : 1/2 in
Dramatized biographical documentary
Originally produced and copyrighted in 1991
"A Document Television production for BBC Television and Gostel radio in association with Globus, Sovtelexport, ZDF, and La Sept."
Some footage in Russian with English subtitles
Producer, Stephen Mellor ; film editor, Edward Roberts ; narrated by Julian Glover, Diana Quick, et al
Yulian Zhurin (Prokofiev), Anna Samkhina (Lina), et al
Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, conducted by Valéry Gergiev
Nekrasov, Andrei; Mellor, Stephen; Roberts, Edward; Glover, Julian, 1935-; Quick, Diana; Gergiev, Valeriĭ, 1953-; Zhurin, Yulian; Samkhina, Anna; Mariinskiĭ teatr (1991- ). Orkestr; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Document Television (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service