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Lasts app. 95’.
Russian with Turkish subtitles.
Suitable for ages 18+.

The Bear, Boris and Children of The Sun are presented with kind collaboration of Golden Mask Russian Performing Arts Festival in Golden Mask in İstanbul Online section.

Based on the historic drama Boris Godunov by Alexander Pushkin

  • Project Author & Adapted by: Dmitry Krymov
  • Set Designer & Costume: Anna Grebennikova
  • Light Design: Ivan Vinogradov
  • Music: Dmitry Volkov
  • Video: Ilya Starilov
  • Sound Design: Boris Semkin
  • Performers: Timofei Tribuntsev, Viktoriya Isakova, Mikhail Filippov, Maria Smolnikova, Inna Sukhoretskaya

A simple, realistic, and poetic language is united with a notion of acting that has its roots in the beginning of contemporary theatre history... Boris, which made its mark this year with multiple nominations in one of Russia’s foremost theatre awards, The Golden Mask, is taking part in the İstanbul Theatre Festival’s online screenings programme.

The relationship between man and power in Aleksandr Pushkin’s tragedy Boris Godunov, which was inspired by William Shakespeare’s historic dramas, is brought to life with the ground-breaking interpretation of the play’s director Dmitry Krymov. Producer of the show has stated ‘With all due respect to Pushkin, Boris is Krymov’s play. In fact, it’s even more daring...’

A tragic end awaits us in Boris’ adventure of gaining power… The pollution of all the elements that create power becomes more pronounced with the ironic elements that we often encounter in our daily lives. Boris was originally staged at the Moscow Museum, which is also of great importance to the play. This museum, where history becomes tangible, also bears the traces of all the rulers who were overthrown. For Krymov, bringing the authentic museum pieces together with the theatre is much more important than the parallels between the polluted past and the reality of today... Krymov, one of the brilliant directors of contemporary Russian theatre, both deconstructs the classical text and makes a historical inquiry with Boris, presenting the audience a very memorable play.