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11 Ratings



Directed by Igor Talankin
Soviet Union, 1970
Drama, Biography


Filmed in Russia, France and England, Igor Talankin’s lavish biopic of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky paints the picture of an artist who expressed his deepest sorrows and greatest joys in his passionate works.

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Tchaikovsky Directed by Igor Talankin

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | 2 nominations including: Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Best Actor

1970 | Special Mention

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | Nominee: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

What are people saying?

  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Tchaikovsky

    Episodic, impressionistic artist biopic that's quite a bit better than most, which seldom display much artistry. Since it's a Soviet film, the character trait of the composer that would be any current biopic's sole raison d'être goes unmentioned. The filmmakers know what's important: the music, the struggle. And in its 2.5 hours it accumulates a quiet power that culminates in those affecting wordless final minutes.

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