Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Shostakovich - "Testimony": The movie about his life

Director: Tony Palmer
Writers: Tony Palmer, David Rudkin, Tony Palmer
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines,Magdalen Asquith


 


Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich is a 1987 British musical drama film directed by Tony Palmer and starring Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines and Robert Stephens. The film is based on the memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) as dictated in the book Testimony (edited by Solomon Volkov) and filmed in Panavision. Some consider the book to be a fabrication.

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