Testimony: Tony Palmer's Story of Shostakovich

Run Time - 151 min.  |  
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The filmmaker who courted controversy in the 1960s by mixing images of burning Buddhist monks with the rock-and-roll sounds of The Beatles returns explore the music of Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich in this cinematic tribute starring Sir Ben Kingsley. By focusing his energies on the masterful mix of imagery and music that first propelled him into the public eye, director Tony Palmer both lays to rest longstanding clich├ęs about the composer and highlights such key innovations as unison scoring to show just how one man whose heartfelt music continues to touch millions with each passing year.