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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: December 24, 2023, 06:30:55 PM »

Nice to see some reviewers writing honestly rather than the usual cliches.  In a review of Kirill Serebrennikov's film Tchaikovsky's Wife the review lists other films on Tchaikovsky.

"Those seeking a relatively conventional telling of the story can always seek out Ken Russell’s florid 1970 offering The Music Lovers, where Glenda Jackson’s full-on performance as the ill-fated spouse outshines Richard Chamberlain's creditable turn as Tchaikovsky."

A nice contrast with the usual reviews "so filled with wretched excesses that one hardly knows where to begin" and "bearing a vague resemblance to, Tchaikovsky, his life and times".

The review of Tchaikovsky's Wife is by Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 23 Dec 2023.  For the full review click here

For Ken's The Music Lovers click here