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Pavlova: A Woman for All Time (1983)
"Anna Pavlova" (original title)

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The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Galina Belyaeva ...
Lina Buldakova ...
Pavlova as a Child
Sergey Shakurov ...
Mikhail Fokine
Vsevolod Larionov ...
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Victor D'Andre
Jacques Debary ...
Saint-Saens
Georgio Dimitriou ...
Enrico Cecchetti
Pyotr Gusev ...
Marius Petipa (as P. Gusev)
John Murray
Svetlana Toma
Natalya Fateeva
Valentina Reshetnikova
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Gatti-Cassaza
Igor Sklyar
Igor Dmitriev
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Storyline

The film is based on the biography of the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. She became an internationally regarded ballerina after her performances in 1909 with the Dyaghilev's Ballet in Paris and in London. Anna Pavlova eventually formed her own troupe. She made a successful world tour together with Viktor d'Andre, who was her husband and manager. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Release Date:

August 1983 (Soviet Union)  »

Also Known As:

A Woman for All Time  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)
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(Sovcolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Originally conceive and filmed as a 5-hour miniseries, Paramount ultimately decided that they wanted a two hour film. Thelma Schoonmaker (famed editor and wife of Michael Powell) managed to salvage a 160 minute theatrical version. Paramount, however, ultimately cut the film down further to its 133 minute state. After a terrible post-production session, including a poor dubbing and syncing of the English version, the compromised version was released with the Loteanu credit. Producer Frixos Constantine called it "artistically a disaster". See more »

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Emotionally wonderful and thought-provoking!
25 February 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I am Russian and I have a great love for Ballet, both watching it and performing. I only watched this movie once, and now wish to see it again.

This documentary is, on my scale, as good as Burnt by the Sun! And that's the highest on my scale!


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