Testimony: Tony Palmer's Story of Shostakovich DVD
Testimony: Tony Palmer's Story of ShostakovichDVD
Ben Kingsley shines as Dmitri Shostakovich in this winning biopic based loosely on the famed Russian composer's memoirs. More than simply offering an overview of Shostakovich's symphonies and musical influence, the film presents a compelling look at his relationship with Joseph Stalin and the Communist Party. With Sherry Baines, Magdalen Asquith, Terence Rigby. 157 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.