Rostropovich, one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century, was forced to flee his country in 1972. He defended Solzhenitsyn who was expelled from the USSR for having published The Gulag Archipelago. Deprived of his citizenship by the Soviet authorities, Rostropovich settled in Paris and Washington. To tell the story of this extraordinary man, Bruno Monsaingeon’s film gathers rare archives and new testimonies from his family and friends.
Mstislav Rostropovich, the Indomitable Bow
Mstislav Rostropovich, l’archet indomptable
2017 • France • 80'