Testimony


2h 37m 1987

Brief Synopsis

The life of composer Dimitri Shostakovich and his relationship with Stalin.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Biography
Music
Political
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Bbc Resources; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Film4 Productions; Osterreichischer Rundfunk Fernsehen (Orf); Sveriges Television (Svt)
Distribution Company
Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc)
Location
Wigan, England, United Kingdom; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 37m

Synopsis

The life of composer Dimitri Shostakovich and his relationship with Stalin.

Crew

Graham Ackroyd

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Karel Ancerl

Music Conductor (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra)

Raymond Asquith

Translations (Russian)

Rudolf Barshai

Music Conductor (London Philharmonic Orchestra)

Patrick Begley

Props

David Bimson

Sound Recording Mixer

Chris Bradley

Art Direction (Naga Workshop)

Chris Browning

Art Direction

Terry Caines

Music Recording

Peter Cavaciuti

Other

Frederic Chopin

Music ("Funeral March")

Jane Clarke

Production Staff Member

Wing Commander R E C Davies

Music Conductor (Central Band Of The Raf)

Nick Doff

Special Effects

Alan Dykes

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Steve Ede

Construction Manager

Mark Gibbon

Gaffer

Sally Griffiths

Continuity

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Other

Peter Haley-remmers

Special Effects

Christopher Hall

1st Assistant Director

Damon Heath

Special Effects

Mike Henry

Executive Producer

John Hibbs

Costume Designer

Kevin Hingston

Special Effects

Grahame Jennings

Executive Producer

Nic Knowland

Director Of Photography

Kiril Kondrashin

Music Conductor (Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra)

Jo Korer

Costumes

Michael Kustow

Executive Producer

Jan Lovell

Production Staff Member

Nick Lowin

Other

John Lundsten

Sound Recording Mixer

Ian Maclagan

Sound Recording Mixer

Jill Marshall

Assistant Director

Tony Martin

Sound

Martin Mccullagh

Grip

Daniel Meadows

Stills

Andrew Montgomery

1st Assistant Director

Martin Morgan

Sound Editor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music ("Concerto No 23")

Maureen Murray

Associate Producer

Simon Murray

Wardrobe

David Nolan

Music Leader (London Philharmonic Orchestra)

Tony Palmer

Producer

Tony Palmer

Screenwriter

Tony Palmer

Editor

Tony Palmer

Production Designer

Gladys Pearce

Unit Production Manager

Lee Philpott

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Simon Preston

Other

Wendy Rawson

Hairstyles

Toddy Roche

Props

Melloney Roffe

Location Manager

David Rudkin

Screenwriter

Howard Shelley

Other

Dmitri Shostakovich

Music

Dmitri Shostakovich

Other

Dmitriy Dmitriyevich Shostakovich

Music ("Violin Concerto No 1" "Michelangelo Sonnet" "Symphony No 13" "Symphony No 14" "Piano Concerto No 2" "String Quartet No 10" "Symphony No 5" "Symphony No 10" "Symphony No 11")

Dmitriy Dmitriyevich Shostakovich

Other

Penny Smith

Makeup

Beth Solomon

Sound Editor

Phil Stokes

Special Effects

Yevgeny Svetlanov

Music Conductor (Ussr Symphony Orchestra)

Terry Tague

Props

Paul Templeman

Art Direction

Martin Tranter

Music Recording

Chris Tyrer

Music Recording

Soloman Volkov

Consultant

Soloman Volkov

Book Editor ("Testimony")

Laurie Warburton

Models

Gareth Watson

Music Recording

Dena Woodhams

Production Staff Member

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Biography
Music
Political
Release Date
1987
Production Company
Bbc Resources; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Danish Broadcasting Corporation; Film4 Productions; Osterreichischer Rundfunk Fernsehen (Orf); Sveriges Television (Svt)
Distribution Company
Cooperative Nouveau Cinema (Cnc)
Location
Wigan, England, United Kingdom; Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1988

Released in United States December 18, 1991

Released in United States Fall November 4, 1988

Released in United States November 15, 1987

Released in United States October 1988

Released in United States September 18, 1988

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 18, 1988.

Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium (non-competing) October 12-22, 1988.

Shown at London Film Festival November 15, 1987.

Shown at Munich Film Festival June 25-July 3, 1988.

Broadcast over PBS on "Great Performances" May 1989.

Released in United States September 18, 1988 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 18, 1988.)

Released in United States October 1988 (Shown at International Flanders Film Festival in Ghent, Belgium (non-competing) October 12-22, 1988.)

Released in United States Fall November 4, 1988

Released in United States November 15, 1987 (Shown at London Film Festival November 15, 1987.)

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Munich Film Festival June 25-July 3, 1988.)

Released in United States December 18, 1991 (Film Forum; New York City)