Swan Song (1992 film)

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Swan Song
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Produced by David Parfitt
Written by Hugh Cruttwell
Based on Swan Song
by Anton Chekhov
Starring John Gielgud
Richard Briers
Music by Jimmy Yuill
Cinematography Roger Lanser
Edited by Andrew Marcus
Release date
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
23 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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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