Valery Gergiev - Maestro
A film by Academy Award winner
Produced by Margaret Smillow
& Allan Miller
You Cannot Start Without Me – Valery Gergiev – Maestro, directed by Academy Award winner Allan Miller, offers viewers an intimate look into the demanding life of Valery Gergiev, widely acclaimed as one of the leading conductors of our time. This rich musical film offers rare insight into the talent, training and concentration required of a great conductor and reveals how Gergiev combines an impossible international conducting schedule with his job as Director of the legendary Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.
The film includes scenes with the London Symphony Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera, Gergiev’s boyhood home in the Caucasus mountains, Moscow, cities along the Volga River and performances by Yefim Bronfman, Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
You Cannot Start Without Me – Valery Gergiev – Maestro presents a penetrating portrait of Gergiev the man and artist.