Leonid Desyatnikov is the most played Russian composer of today. Unparalleled, his music is performed all over the world from the Bolshoi Theatre and Paris’s Opéra Garnier to Milan’s La Scala and New York’s Carnegie Hall. While he usually shuns publicity, this time, he will open up to share some of his innermost thoughts. From the genius’s weekday routine and musings to the bold premiere involving the conductor Teodor Currentzis, this movie is an attempt at unraveling the enigma that is the paradox of the composer’s music and persona.
About the director:
Renata Dzhalo. Director. Born in St. Petersburg. Graduated from The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 2021, workshop of Alexey Uchitel and Alexey Geleyn. During studies she made the films “Lullaby for Mamlakat” (doc., 2019), “Skype” (doc., 2019), “I See, or How Kunitsyn and Sinitsyn Argued With Each Other” (2021). In 2019, she staged the performance “Vitya Needs to Get Out,” which was staged at Ploshadka 8/3 and at the School of Contemporary Play. In 2021, she released her first independent film, “About You” (doc., short film). “Lenechka” is her debut in a feature film. Her second feature, “On This Earth”, is currently in production.