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Stanislavski. Lust for Life

The story of Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky – the leading theatrical theorist of the 20th century.

Documentary 2021 84 mins Not rated

Director: Julia Bobkova


The story of Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky – genius of the 20th century, who managed to keep his inner freedom and a true artistry within the harsh boundaries of the Soviet system - all thanks to the power of his talent. The documentary includes contributions from modern theatrical and movie directors, such as Kirill Serebrennikov, Katie Mitchell, Lev Dodin and others, detailing Stanislavsky's influence on their day-to-day work on stage and on set.

Every one of them sees their reflections and a part of their souls in the mirror of Stanislavsky's genius. While searching for the answer of the relevancy of Stanislavsky in the modern theatre, our characters come to the conclusion that much of modern art lacks its main component – the human being.