BORIS (movie screening)

BORIS San Francisco movie screening
Event Date(s)
Type of Event
San Francisco
2149 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Directed by Dmitry Krymov

Produced by Leonid Roberman

Based on the play "Boris Godunov" by Alexander Pushkin

A metaphor about the fate of Russia, its rulers, and eternal values, Dmitry Krymov’s “Boris” subverts its ideas behind the cover of Pushkin’s text to show a direct line of the current governance of Russia with its imperial past, as well as all the myths on which Russian identity now rests. A flying raven, a poet, a folk choir, saints and sinners, living and dead - all come to life in the twilight of the Provision Warehouses of the Moscow Museum in this new interpretation of a classic work by one of the world’s most renowned stage directors. Featuring Mikhail Filippov, Viktoriya Isakova, Maria Smolnikova and 2021 Golden Mask Award-winner, Timofey Trubuntsev.

Language: Russian

Translation: English subtitles

Running time:  96min (No Intermission)

Creative Team

Director – Dmitry Krymov

Producer – Leonid Roberman 

Stage Design and Costumes – Anna Gribennykova

Composer – Dmitry Volkov

Lighting Design – Ivan Vinogradov

Videography – Ilya Starilov

Computer Graphics Supervisor – Valentin Generalov

Sound Design – Boris Semkin

Executive Producer – Elena Chalenko


Boris Godunov – Timofey Tribuntsev

Marina Mniszech – Viktoriya Isakova

Shuisky – Mikhail Filippov

False Dmitry – Maria Smolnikova

Pushkin – Sergey Schedrin

Concert Manager – Inna Sukhoretskaya

Basmanov – Oleg Topolyansky

Holy Fool – German Lukomnikov

Boy at Piano – Lenya Zharov

Waiter – Sergey Apollonov

Waiter – Mikhail Mescheryakov

Waiter – Kirill Odoevsky

Academic Choir Moskvorechye, Varya the crow, and Others

Boris Trailer YouTube Link

"A howling performance", The Theatre Times



DMITRY KRYMOV graduated from the Moscow Art School Studio in 1976, after which he started work at the Malaya Bronnaya Theatre. There, as a set designer, he participated in productions by his renowned father, director Anatoly Efros, but he quickly established a considerable reputation through his own distinctive efforts as a designer on over a hundred Moscow productions in the Mossoviet, Mayakovsky, Stanislavsky, Gogol and Yermolova theatres. In 2002, at age 48, he embarked on a new career as a director. Since then, his productions have won seven Golden Mask awards and his Dmitry Krymov Laboratory has performed in Brazil, the US, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Estonia among many other countries. Krymov is a holder of a Crystal Turandot and a Stanislavsky award, and awards from international theatre festivals, including the Bank of Scotland Herald Angel Award from the Edinburgh International Festival.

"Dmitry Krymov is one of the world's finest theatermakers". The New York Times