Richter: The Enigma (1997)

Genres - History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History  |   Countries - France  |  
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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]