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25 August 2017


An honest and funny film about the phenomenon of Russian musical schools by the French director Marie Ange Gorbanevsky.

During 2014, Marie Ange Gorbanevsky filmed the teachers and pupils of the Special Musical School and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg. Her attentive inquiry grew into A Music Lesson—an amazing journey into the world of a Russian musical school, offering insight into the unique spirit and culture, saturating its classrooms.

The documentary is filled with genuine sincerity and warmth towards its characters, no matter what age and how musically skilled they are. The pupils and their tutors look equally relaxed and spontaneous on camera, turning this accurate investigation into a comedy of characters of sorts, where anyone involved in a musical school in Russia would easily recognize their own story. In this light and engaging film Gorbanevsky makes visible the otherwise hidden process of learning to understand music, the most elusive and subtle of the arts.

A Music Lesson

Director Marie Ange Gorbanevsky. France, 2014.

67 minutes.


Standard adult—300 RUB

Concessions for visitors with disabilities—150 RUB*.
*Ticket for one carer—150 RUB.

The film will be screened in Russian with English subtitles.


 50% off for GARAGE members.
Advance booking available for GARAGE members, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or e-mail members@garagemca.org.
Please collect booked tickets no later than 30 minutes before the film is due to start.

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