GenreBiography, Drama, History Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember, 1988 WriterTony Palmer, David Rudkin, Solomon Volkov (book) Music directorDmitri Shostakovich, Zeljko Marasovic CastBen Kingsley (Dmitri Shostakovich), Terence Rigby (Joseph Stalin), Sherry Baines (Nina Shostakovich), Vernon Dobtcheff (Gargolovsky), Robert Stephens (Meyerhold) Similar moviesRelated Tony Palmer movies
Testimony from the memoirs of dmitri shostakovich
Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich is a 1988 British musical drama film directed by Tony Palmer and starring Ben Kingsley, Sherry Baines and Robert Stephens. The film is based on the memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) as dictated in the book Testimony (edited by Solomon Volkov, ISBN 0-87910-021-4) and filmed in Panavision. Some consider the book to be a fabrication.