World premiere of Fabergé documentary: A Life of Its Own.
Russian jeweller Fabergé releases a multiple award winning film, which tells the story of this exclusive company.
Russian jewellery house Fabergé, founded in 1842, has produced a documentary on its magnificent creations. Fabergé’s film is entitled Faberge: A Life of Its Own and will be released in theatres worldwide next June 29.
The filming of this documentary, directed by filmmaker and writer Patrick Mark, offers, for the first time, access to the words of the Fabergé dynasty’s descendants, their large private collections and insights from international experts. The film will help raise awareness about the heritage and identity of the brand, emphasising the craft, real ties and eggs collection.
The Fabergé family history is narrated by two of the founder’s great-granddaughters, Tatiana and Sarah. The first recalls the dramatic upheavals in which the house was plunged at the time of the Russian Revolution, and the second embodies the modernity of the jewellery brand.
The ancestors of the Fabergé family were Calvinist Protestants who fled from France to Russia in 1685. The rapid rise of the dynasty of goldsmiths begins when Gustav Fabergé, opens a jewellery store in St. Petersburg with his wife Charlottein 1842 . His son Peter Carl (1846-1920) managed to captivate the Tsar’s family with his valuable Fabergé creations and was appointed the royal supplier.
The film also includes expert testimonies explaining the fascinating and complex techniques used to create the Fabergé masterpieces, and the fascination that has surrounded the exclusive brand throughout more than a century.
Winner of several awards, the film shows two extraordinary and unknown signature pieces. Fabergé has managed to seduce its followers by captivating their interest through a trailer that tells the story about the discovery of the “lost imperial egg” created in 1887. The audience will see this piece for the first time, an iconic Fabergé which was missing until a scrap dealer discovered it in 2014. The imperial egg was sold shortly thereafter by an amount close to 30 million. The documentary also features the Pearl Egg, which was commissioned to celebrate the centenary of the last imperial egg production, created for Tsar Nicholas II. It is a spectacular work that contains over 3,000 diamonds and natural pearls.
The film won Best Documentary at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, has received many awards at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.