ⓘ Khovanshchina (film)

Khovanshchina (film)

ⓘ Khovanshchina (film)

Khovanshchina is a 1959 Soviet film, released the following year, directed by Vera Stroyeva and based on the eponymous opera by 19th-century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. For his adaptation of Mussorgskys score, Dmitri Shostakovich was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture. The music was conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.


1. Cast

  • Yevgeny Kibkalo as Boyar Fyodor Shaklovity
  • Maya Plisetskaya as Persian slave
  • Kira Leonova as Marfa, an Old Believer
  • Vladimir Petrov as Prince Vasily Golitsin
  • Aleksei Maslennikov as Kuzka, a young strelets
  • Mark Reizen as Dosifey, leader of the Old Believers
  • Aleksej Krivchenya as Prince Ivan Khovansky, head of the Streltsy
  • Anton Grigoriev as Prince Andrey Khovansky, son of Ivan Khovansky