Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Bruno Monsaingeon wrote and directed this 144-minute French documentary about Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, who died August 1, 1997. Black-and-white performance clips from the 1930s are combined with later Mosfilm color footage, while Richter's personal history is revealed in digital video interviews shot two years before his death. A winner of French TV awards, this vidpic became part of a Warner Vision/Philips package that included a book and three CDs. Dialogue in Russian, German, English, and French. Shown at the 1998 Vancouver Film Festival.
film-clips, music, pianist, Russian [nationality]