THE SYMPHONY

AKA LENINGRAD CALLING

HERMITAGE BRIDGE STUDIO - as PROD

Drama - Development 2010

The Symphony: Changed One’s Man Life and Changed World

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama, Musical, Historical
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 140 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrey DERYABIN, Catherine PHILLIPS, Julia MELNITSKAYA, Maria OSHMYANSKAYA
    • Producer(s)
    • Andrey DERYABIN (HBS/Russian Co-production Bureau)
    • Synopsis
    • The Symphony is the working title of the English script for a classical music film . It tells a story based on the performance of Dmitry Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony during the 900-day Siege of Leningrad in the Second World War, during which more than a million people died of starvation. The Symphony is a powerful human drama and romantic tale. An inspiring story about a conductor and his musicians and how, with music as their only weapon, they overcome the trauma of the Siege and win an important victory in the war. After months of rehearsals, Saint-Petersburg’s ‘voice’ spoke to the world. The concert was transmitted live by radio in 1942, reaching out from the very heart of the city to Paris, London and Rome. For two precious hours, Europe was truly united. Aimed at an international audience, bringing to them also the glory of Shostakovich’s music, the film will involve foreign, probably European partners.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2010
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