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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 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
Originally to be directed by legendary filmmaker Michael Powell, the movie was taken from him by the Russian Ministry of Cinema, and directed by Russian filmmaker Emil Loteanu as a matter of national prestige. See more »
In my childhood I watched this film in the cinema and was fascinated by the strong spirit of the legendary ballerina Anna Pavlova with her passion for complete dedication to the art of ballet.
The filming location of this film was at the Ivy House on North End Road, Golders Green, London where she lived for the rest of her life.
For a long time I had a dream to visit this place. And recently my dream came true when I visited her former home at the Ivy House to see the statue of Anna Pavlova sculpted in her honour in 2010 by Hampstead artist Tom Merrifield near the lake where she fed her swans like in the scene in this film!
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