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Igor Stravinsky: The Paris Years Chez Pleyel 1920-1929

Igor Stravinsky: The Paris Years Chez Pleyel 1920-1929

Jan. 01, 1982UK25 Min.N/A
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Stephen Quay


Alexei Jawdokimov isIgor Federovich Stravinsky
Igor Federovich Stravinsky
Milos Kirek isVladimir Mayakovski
Vladimir Mayakovski
Jan Rosol isJean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau


Igor: The Paris Years, one segment of a larger biographical program created for Channel 4 on the life and times of Igor Stravinsky, finds the brothers working in a slightly different vein than the one that would come to characterize their later work. This is the first section, which covers the pianist’s “French period” from roughly 1920-1939, and it details, among other things, his connection with Jean Cocteau (who, as a matter of fact, contributes voice work to this project). Filtered through gonzo and impressionistic puppetry (often bearing strong resemblance to the work of Terry Gilliam), the film takes an unconventional and often beautiful stab at the television biography special.

Original titleIgor Stravinsky: The Paris Years Chez Pleyel 1920-1929
IMDb Rating5.1 22 votes

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