Khovanshchina (film)

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Khovanshchina
Хованщина
Directed by Vera Stroyeva
Written by Anna Abramova
Dmitri Shostakovich
Starring Mark Reizen
Aleksej Krivchenya
Anton Grigoryev
Music by Modest Mussorgsky
Cinematography V.V. Dombrovsky
Distributed by Artkino Pictures (United States)
Release dates 1960
Running time 124 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

Khovanshchina (Russian: Хованщина) 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 Mussorgsky's score, Dmitri Shostakovich was nominated for an Academy Award for Scoring of a Musical Picture. The music was conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov.

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