A proposed Russian state-financed biopic currently titled "Tchaikovsky" was announced in August 2013, with its eventual release scheduled in 2015. But reportedly, it will not address or include reference to the composer's homosexuality. The movie is to be written by Yuri Arabov. See more »
The film follows part of the adult life of the composer Tchaikowsky, starting in Moscow in 1865. His moods and his loves are touched on, but the film's attempt to be highbrow and dramatic, and in 1939 Germany politically proper, make the film hard work for the viewer.
It's a pity it's in monochrome, because the several ball scenes and the ballet sequence are spectacular but would be fabulous in colour.
Dull acting and direction make the film fail to capture the imagination, and the romantic intrigue is hopelessly lame.
The title means "It was a glittering ball"
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