Swan Song (1992 film)

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Swan Song
Directed byKenneth Branagh
Produced byDavid Parfitt
Written byHugh Cruttwell
Based onSwan Song
by Anton Chekhov
StarringJohn Gielgud
Richard Briers
Music byJimmy Yuill
CinematographyRoger Lanser
Edited byAndrew Marcus
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
23 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Swan Song is a 1992 short film directed by Kenneth Branagh and adapted for the screen by Hugh Cruttwell from the one act play of the same name by Anton Chekhov. It stars John Gielgud as the aging actor Svetlovidov and Richard Briers as the prop-master Nikita.[1]


Swan Song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, but lost to the comedy Omnibus.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Swan Song (1992). The New York Times. Retrieved 9 February 2012.

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