Rarely-performed ballet by Rodion Schedrin, starring Maya Plisetskaya and Alexander Godunov. Seeing Tolstoy's great novel set to dance was a dream of Maya Plisetskaya, but she encountered endless difficulties in finding a choreographer either able or willing to take on the challenge. Never one to be easily discouraged, Plisetskaya decided to make her debut as choreographer and set the ballet herself. Utilizing her own dazzling talents as dancer and actress she created a work of stunning dramatic impact. The theatricality of Plisetskaya's creation is matched by Rodion Shchedrin's compelling score.
Color, 81 minutes, 16:9, All regions