Nijinsky


1h 32m 2002

Brief Synopsis

In late 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky was in St. Moritz awaiting the end of World War I with his wife Romola and their daughter Kyra. The famous dancer had split with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and found it virtually impossible to secure other engagements. One year later, Nijinsky suffered a mental breakdow

Film Details

Also Known As
Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, The, Nijinsky: Clown of God, Nijinsky: From the Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Sveriges Television (Svt); Winstar Cinema; Winstar Cinema; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
WELLSPRING/WELLSPRING HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
Australia; Belgium; France; Netherlands; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

In late 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky was in St. Moritz awaiting the end of World War I with his wife Romola and their daughter Kyra. The famous dancer had split with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and found it virtually impossible to secure other engagements. One year later, Nijinsky suffered a mental breakdown, and recorded his struggles in his notebooks. Nijinksy reveals himself most forcefully through the words which flow like a stream from his pen. Apolitical, Nijinsky is naive and yet a profound thinker ("I am thinking in the flesh"), who feels God as a presence in him and in his work, but in the most pantheistic manner. Thoughts about Diaghilev and Stravinsky, Nietzsche and Christ alternate with his views on meat-eating and masturbation, his wife and daughter.

Film Details

Also Known As
Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, The, Nijinsky: Clown of God, Nijinsky: From the Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Production Company
Sveriges Television (Svt); Winstar Cinema; Winstar Cinema; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
WELLSPRING/WELLSPRING HOME ENTERTAINMENT; Wellspring Home Entertainment
Location
Australia; Belgium; France; Netherlands; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer May 29, 2002

Released in United States on Video December 3, 2002

Illumination Films is director Paul Cox's production company.

Released in United States Summer May 29, 2002

Released in United States on Video December 3, 2002