The Blue Bird
Blue Bird. Journey
In Part One Tyltyl and Mityl set out on their quest. Vladimir Korenev and Aleftina Konstantinova recall their childhood during the war, their parents, the making of the legendary film Amphibian Man, and their colleagues at the old Stanislavsky Theatre.
Blue Bird. Night
In Part Two Tyltyl and Mytyl find themselves in the Palace of Night. Vladimir Korenev and Aleftina Konstantinova reminisce about their marriage, Korenev’s fans, The Seagull at the Moscow Art Theatre, and the coup of 1991.
Blue Bird. Bliss
Tyltyl turns up in the Garden of Delights, but of all the Delights he most appreciates the warmth of the Home Hearth, where Mytyl awaits him. Korenev remembers touring to Ivanovo, where he nearly fell victim to a harem of seamstresses.
Translation: English subtitles
Running time: Day 1 - 178 min; Day 2 - 171 min; Day 3 - 92 min
Director: Boris Yukhananov
A play by: Maurice Maeterlinck
Based on memoirs of: Aleftina Konstantinova, Vladimir Korenev
Set designer: Yury Kharikov
Costume designer: Anastasia Nefedova
Video set designer: Stepan Lukyanov
Composer: Dmitri Kourliandski
Choreographer: Andrei Kuznetsov-Vecheslov
Lighting Design: Yevgeny Vinogradov
Makeup artist: Ksenia Gorcheva
Sound design: Andrei Guryanov
Choirmaster: Arina Zvereva
Conductor: Vladimir Gorlinsky
Chinese language teacher: Lee Sin
Instructors Tai Chi: Nikolai Dmitrov, Ilya Kozin
Japanese Noh choreography: Viktor Nizhelskoi
Master classes on the basics of Noh: Haruhisa Kawamura
Mytyl - Aleftina Konstantinova
Tyltyl - Vladimir Korenev
To see a full list of all performers in the production,
refer to the final credits of each "Day" of the film.
Yukhananov Looks Back and Forward in Passionate 'Blue Bird, John Freedman, The Moscow Times