Vladimir BORTKO
Владимир БОРТКО
Vladimir BORTKO
Russia, 2011, 216mn 
Colour, fiction, TV serial
Peter the First. The Testament
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Петр Первый. Завещание

 

 Pierre Premier. Le testament

 Pyotr Pervyy. Zaveshchanie

 
Directed by : Vladimir BORTKO (Владимир БОРТКО)
Writing credits : Igor AFANASYEV (Игорь АФАНАСЬЕВ), Daniil GRANIN (Даниил ГРАНИН)
Based on Daniil Granin’s novella, Evenings with Peter the Great.>
 
Cast
Aleksandr BALUEV (Александр БАЛУЕВ) ...Peter the First
Yelizaveta BOIARSKAIA (Елизавета БОЯРСКАЯ) ...Mariya Kantemir
Sergey MAKOVETSKY (Сергей МАКОВЕЦКИЙ) ...Menshikov
Irina ROZANOVA (Ирина РОЗАНОВА) ...empress Catherine
Aleksandr FILIPPENKO (Александр ФИЛИППЕНКО) ...Pyotr Tolstoy
Mikhail BOYARSKY (Михаил БОЯРСКИЙ)
Anna KOVALCHUK (Анна КОВАЛЬЧУК)
Sergey SHAKUROV (Сергей ШАКУРОВ)
Valery SOLOVYOV (Валерий СОЛОВЬЕВ)
 
Cinematography : Yelena IVANOVA (Елена ИВАНОВА)
Music : Vladimir DASHKEVICH (Владимир ДАШКЕВИЧ)
Produced by : Vladimir BORTKO (Владимир БОРТКО)
Production : TV Rossia
 

Note :
4 series, 4x54 min.

Plot synopsis
At the center of the film is a little known episode from the tsar’s last years, involving his love affair with Moldovan princess Maria Kantemir.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Vladimir Bortko : Peter the First. The Testament (Petr Pervyi. Zaveshchanie, 2011), Peter ROLLBERG, kinokultura.com, 2012
Жил-был Петр Первый, gazeta.ru, 2011