Journey into the heart of Russia's world-famous cultural institution, the Bolshoi ballet. A searing look at the politics and headlines of 2013, when ballet director Sergei Filin was attacked with acid by a former dancer. The aftermath of the attack, and the effect on the company, is exposed in a fascinating film that uses the Bolshoi as a symbol of Russian society as a whole.
Sunday 10 January sees a very special satellite Q&A with Bolshoi principle dancer Anastasia Meskova, the filmmakers, plus
bestselling historian Simon Sebag Montefiore and other
From the two-time Academy Award-winning Producer of MAN
ON WIRE and SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN, BOLSHOI BABYLON
gives a voice to artists and company members on irreverent and candid terms.
With unparalleled behind the scenes access, BOLSHOI BABYLON provides a unique
and privileged insight into the dancers’ extraordinary artistic and athletic
talents, their abiding fear of injury and the ruthless ambition needed to
survive in the world’s most famous ballet company.