“Shchedrin Suite” is a candid conversation with the renowned classic. On how he fell in love and was overwhelmed by the beauty of bronze hair and green eyes: the exceptional ballerina Maya Plisetskaya not only became his devoted life companion but also a cherished soul. On how many times he resisted compromising his own conscience and yielding to the omnipotent system. It delves into the composer’s creativity as a profound mystery and an ongoing process. It also reflects on the geniuses whom fate brought into his life: Shostakovich, Rostropovich, Gergiev, and Pierre Cardin. Lastly, it contemplates the world’s current state from the perspective of age and experience.
About the director:
Lado Marganiya. Director. Born in 1992 in St. Petersburg. In 2014 he graduated from University College London with a degree in archaeology, and in 2020 from the London Film Academy. “Shchedrin Suite” is his debut full-length documentary film.