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Bolshoi Babylon

Bolshoi Babylon
  • 2016
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Read, Mark Franchetti
  • Cast: Maria Alexandrovna, Sergei Filin, Vladimir Urin
  • UK release: 8 February 2016

Intriguing if not entirely satisfactory inside look at one of the world's most acclaimed artistic institutions, the Bolshoi Ballet, made during a season in which its artistic director Sergei Filin was the victim of an acid attack. The dancers talk eloquently about their own work but the focus is more on day-to-day machinations than the bigger issues.

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Bolshoi Babylon

4 Jan 20163 stars

Documentary shining a light on the legendary but deeply troubled ballet company

In January 2013, Russia’s prestigious Bolshoi Ballet company was rocked when its artistic director, former dancer Sergei Filin, was the victim of an acid attack. Documentary maker Nick Read was filming in the country at the time and decided to turn his…

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