Mazeppa (film)

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Mazeppa (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Bartabas
Produced by Yvon Crenn
Marin Karmitz
Written by Bartabas
Claude-Henri Buffard
Starring Miguel Bosé
Cinematography Bernard Zitzermann
Edited by Joseph Licidé
Release date
  • 13 October 1993 (1993-10-13)
Running time
111 minutes
Country France
Language French

Mazeppa is a 1993 French drama film directed by Bartabas. It was entered into the 1993 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Technical Grand Prize.[1]


Based loosely on French painter Théodore Géricault's life who met the famous equestrian Antonio Franconi, the director of the Cirque Olympique. Gericault decided to stay and live with the circus and painted only horses to try and understand the mystery of this animal. Mazeppa embodies a man carried away by his passion.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Mazeppa". Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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