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Kompozitor Glinka


The Man of Music in this Russian biopic is composer Mikhail Glinka. As portrayed by Boris Smirnov, Glinka was not only the favorite tunesmith of the Russian military, but also a tireless crusader against the excesses of the corrupt Romanov regime. The composer's best-known operas--Ivan Susanin, Rusian and Ludmila--are tributes to the indomitable spirit of the Russian peasant. For those uninterested in the propaganda elements of Man of Music, the film offers elaborately staged highlights from Glinka's...more