UNDERWRITTEN BY RICHARD NAMM AND JOHN MORAN
Andrei Filipov was a world-famous conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra, but his defiant refusal to fire Jewish musicians during Brezhnev's anti-Semitic regime cost him his career. Now a custodian for the concert hall, he intercepts a fax inviting the Bolshoi Orchestra to perform a concert in Paris in just two weeks. Seeing an opportunity to again stage and conduct his favorite Tchaikovsky production, he enlists his cellist friend and a former party apparatchik to get the band back together and perform instead.
This comedy blends farce and political satire and a mystery concerning the identity of a French violin virtuoso who agrees to be the soloist.
FOLLOWING THE FILM On Saturday, Nov. 5
Hear from Boris Vladimirsky, Ph.D, about the experiences of Jewish musicians living in the Soviet Union.
2011 Golden Globe