In Moscow, Eduardo Coutinho follows the Brazilian theatre group Galpão as it prepares for the play Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. The film is a documentary, but the basis is fictional: Coutinho approached the renowned theatre group with the idea of learning a play in three weeks. On the day that Coutinho started shooting, the actors first heard which text they were going to have to learn in such a short period. The film director was not interested in the end product but, just as in Chekhov's play, in the difficult road leading up to it. This is shown in exciting shots of workshops, improvisations and rehearsals.
Moscow is the sixth production that Coutinho has made with the production company Videofilmes owned by the brothers Walter and João Moreira Salles. Coutinho has focused since the 1980s on making documentaries such as the prize-winning Twenty Years Later (1964-1984).

International title
Moscow
Filmmaker
Eduardo Coutinho
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Brazil
Year
2009
Medium
DV cam NTSC
Length
78’
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Mauricio Andrade Ramos, João Salles
Production Company
Videofilmes
Sales
Videofilmes
Writer
Eduardo Coutinho
Cinematography
Jacques Cheuiche
Editor
Jordana Berg
Production Design
Beth Pessoa
Sound Design
Valéria Ferro
Cast
Enrique Diaz e Grupo Galpão