Mstislav Rostropovitch, l'archet indomptable

France | 2017 | 85 min
Russian, German, French | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Frank Barbian, Peter Fernberger, Raphaël O'Byrne, Pan Springer
Sound mixing: Christian Cartier
Editing: Qutaiba Barhamji, Svetlana Vaynblat
Producer: Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Pierre-Martin Juban
Sound: Timothée Alazraki, Peter Miller, François Waledish
Categories :
FIFA Competition



North American Premiere – Pierre-Olivier Bardet in attendance, CEO and producer of Idéale Audience

Spotlight: Music. Tribute to Idéale Audience. Violoncellist Mstislav Rostropovich, a celebrity of the music world since the 1950s, left the USSR in 1972. An advocate of Solzhenitsyn before he would be deported for publishing The Gulag Archipelago, he established himself in Paris, and then Washington, after getting his citizenship revoked by Soviet authorities. This new film by Bruno Monsaingeon evokes this out of the ordinary journey pieced together through rare archived footage and testimonies from his family and friends.


Bruno Monsaingeon

Bruno Monsaingeon is a Paris-based concert violinist, writer, and film director who, while still active in the field of performance has, in the last 40 years, devoted a large part of this time to the making of musical films. His filmed profiles of some of the legendary performers of our time have gained worldwide acclaim, such as Glenn Gould, Hereafter in 2005. But he also geared his attention to young artists at the start of their brilliant careers. He made films on subjects such as musical life in Soviet Russia, the art of violin, or string quartets.
Filmography | Piotr Anderszewski, voyageur intranquille (2009) ; Julia Varady, le passage du flambeau (2008) ; Paroles ultimes. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2008-2013) ; Glenn Gould, Hereafter (2006) ; Guennadi Rojdestvensky, profession chef d'orchestre (2003) ; Conversations avec Guennadi Rojdestvensky (1995-2015) ; Conversations avec Menuhin (1994-2014) ; Glenn Gould joue Bach (1979-1981) ; Premier Mouvement (1975-1982) ; Chemins de la musique (1972-1975).

Screenings playing this movie

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
Screening # 17
Presented by SWISS FILMS
Boîtes à musique
FIFA Special Screenings

Boîtes à musique

Switzerland | 8 min | 2017

- Without dialogue

Mstislav Rostropovitch, l'archet indomptable
FIFA Competition

Mstislav Rostropovitch, l'archet indomptable

France | 85 min | 2017

Russian, German, French | Subtitles in French