Monthly Screenings
Prokofiev and Russian Music – Tradition Meets Innovation
Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary
Dir.: Yosif Feyginberg | 82 minutes

Other Screenings

Lecture (in Heb.) by: Dr. Tal Zilber

Concert performed by: Tal Zilber piano, Ori Wissner-Levy violin

In the program: Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano

Canada, France 2008 | 82 minutes | English, Russian | Hebrew, English subtitles

One thing is certain about Sergei Prokofiev: he was a musical genius and one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century. With the discovery of his personal diaries, the mystery that was Prokofiev is about to be revealed.

Prokofiev fled Russia shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution. He spent the next 18 years trying to build a successful career in North America and Europe. Then, he made a decision which stunned the world: he returned to Russia in 1936, at the height of the Stalinist purges. This documentary reveals the largely untold story about the pivotal 18 years (1918-1936) outside Russia, the years which sealed his fate. Through the intimate, revealing and often heartbreaking words of Prokofiev’s diaries, the film investigates Prokofiev’s life and art through his own words and the prism of some of his most extraordinary musical creations.