Bolshoi Babylon (2015)
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What a dynamite situation for British director Nick Read and his team to walk into.
Through interviews, court footage and backstage glimpses of rehearsals and performances, Bolshoi Babylon tells this story adequately, if unimaginatively.
These twin tracts of darkness and light, the sordid and the sublime, quite effectively submerge the viewer into a closed world.
Spliced between all this inscrutable psychodrama are scenes of sumptuous dancing, though balletomanes will no doubt be let down that there isn't more discussion of ballet itself.
Bolshoi Babylon joins Frederick Wiseman's La Danse and National Gallery, and Nicolas Philibert's La Maison de la Radio, as another recent documentary that regards its chosen institution as a complex, living organism.
Co-directors Nick Read and Mark Franchetti present a compelling if ultimately somewhat dispiriting study of the sacrifices required to be part of this world-famous institution and the competitiveness that underpins its artistic supremacy.
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